Celebrities At Home – Miss Mabel Lucie Attwell (1921)

Celebrities At Home – Miss Mabel Lucie Attwell (1921)
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Miss Attwell (in private life Mrs Earnshaw) uses her own children and friends as models. The artist stands at her easel as the children pose. C/U of three children – one holds a doll, the other a monkey toy. Boy drops the monkey and elder girl picks it up for him. C/U of boy and his monkey. Mother and children play “ring-a-ring-a-roses.” They all fall down. Children play with a small carriage whilst mother paints. Father comes out to see what is going on. Peter – one of the children goes up to the easel when mother is away and daubs black paint over the artwork. C/U of the picture being ruined. Child turns and smiles at the camera (he has a huge bow in his hair which to my mind looks strange on a boy!)

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