ELOISE OTTERBOURNE 1898
- acrylic paint and colour pencil on board with feathers and pearls
- 31 x 37 x 3 (incl. frame)
- gilded wood frame
All sizes in cm width x height x depth.
Painted in 2011
Eloise Otterbourne 1900
ELOISE OTTERBOURNE 1900
Eloise was born in 1873. Aged 16 she ran away from home, worked as an artists' model in London then went to Paris to become a celebrated courtesan. In 1998 success and adoration bored her. She went back to London, got married to Sir Theodore Otterbourne in 1900 and had a child, Silvina. No one ever knew where Madame Eloise Otterbourne came from and why her husband Theodore – a wealthy admiral in the British Navy – never came back from his last journey. Eloise and her daughter Silvina did not seem to miss him too much. He was declared lost at sea and Eloise became a widow. The heritage included a mansion in London and enough money to live a splendid life. Boredom set in again and secretly Eloise started poisoning people. She was a well respected member of society, and when she died her funeral was like a state funeral.