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Studies of Cecilia
“You, obviously, are Russell Flint’s model’, said a bystander to my faithful Cecilia, ‘but how comes it that he was painting you long before you could have been born?’ ‘I suppose I’m his type. I know I’m the type he has always painted.’ I had in fact adapted faces to make them like hers years and years before I met her. An artist’s preference for certain types is interesting, almost a theme worthy of a short treatise. I will not however, attempt to diagnose my own case.
Thrice blest is he who has a good model. It is an elementary ordinance of nature that the more attractive a model is the oftener she must be painted or drawn.