Mrs Jopling's School of Art
Prize for Drawing from the Nude
J. McN. Whistler
[written in another hand:] 'Louise Joplind' [sic]
Dated by signature and JW's known association with L. Jopling.
4. Mrs Jopling's School of Art...Orde
Written in another hand. Jopling directed a school for training women artists. They were not allowed to attend life classes in the Academy schools, so her school provided an opportunity for women to gain the experience in life drawing that enabled them to compete with men on an equal footing. Jopling had suffered from this discrimination, but was able to attend life-classes in Paris (see Jopling, Louise, Twenty Years of My Life, 1867 to 1887, London, 1925, p. 307, photographs of the school repr. pp. 267, 309).