DuPont Coudert, Amalia Kuessner, 1900

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E1ALIA KUESSNER'S WORK ajrj, VZUt XLIOT HKB IUB-JICTS HIUATTZK. Plan o' t XBdlana Olrl Who Em Won Tub m a Miniature fainter. (Special to The ladlee, alia Newel CHICAGO. October !. Amalla Kuees-ner Coudert, the moat limnu miniature painter tb world, haa recently been coinmleeloned to niki a likeness of Km-iMi-or WUIIam of Oermany. MIm Kuess-I,er (ex ehe la called professionally, i hough now It to Mrs. Coudert) left tut Lw fork Tuesday afternoon. She r-uerts to spsnd moot of the winter In thla country, leaving fur London and Berlin In the eprtng. Already Mies Kuessnsr haa painted lha Prince of Walaa. tha Caar of Hueeia and Cull Rhodee. Whan aha ahall hava finished tha portrait of tha Herman Emperor aha believes aha will hava In har flurry of royalty tha four greatest man of tha axe. "I should Ilka to paint tha Bultan of Turkey." aald lilaa Kumnor, In chatting with Tha Nawa representative. "I think h would ba ao atirartlve subject, and deserves' a piece with tha olhera." II I nut true, aa haa been reported, thnl HI" Kuessnsr haa decided, nine h,T marriage, to 1va up her work. WU1 Choose Har Subjects. "I ahall not do work aa I (have up to thin time." aald tha artlat. apeaklng of her plana. "In lha paat I have taken quite a number of people where there ,M nothing Inaplrlnc In the aubject nor n thing to add to my reputation. They had money, and were willing to pay nbuloue prices, and I nettled the money. -- ,, a-a. g- . I fill i-r : T AMALIA KUE8SNER. I'm from now on I ahall paint only what II add to my reputation, or eubjecia .i oirh huulre me. There may be one or ' more among royalty, and then I vir t.:e only beautiful women or great Bf!t-men who atand before the world aa hrroev-men who have done thlnga and :Te etrong and famoua. Cecil Hhodea m:.h. He waa an Ineiilratlon HI hra.l w.ia magnlfli-ent Another thing. I linU mlnt hereafter for myself Aa It la I have practically none of my own work. I m cummlseloned In do a Mrtralt, and It hecomee the proierty of the mibjeet I have not even ennmplea to ahow to people who might come to me. in fact, Ihe iieople who hava come lo me have tlone no cn the faith of my ruutat'uu entirely. They have aeon none of my ork. Different from Other Painter. "In that reapect I am different from ninny painters of mlnlaturea. 1 am tha only one who haa painted royalty on orders, others hava painted royalty for thetr own amusement or uae, and often from photographa; but I never have painted except upon a command and In return for pay. In carrying out thla new plan of work. I will do leaa In point of quantity, but It will probably appear to the world thai 1 do more; the onea who are dons' are more likely to be heard of." Aeked If she would not like to do a miniature of President McKlnley, she re. Piled diplomatically, "I hope ha will be I'renident." Mlaa Kueasner has been staying at th Auditorium, and a waa reported that 'he was errloueljr 111. This waa a mla- take, and grew eut of alight tllneea by Whk'h aha waa ronnned Indonra ne a ehort time, Tha vtalt to Chicago waa to see the ertlat e parents, who live here wun a orotner and a aimer. It la part of honeymoon trip which began In Kurope on tha M ot laat July. No work baa bean dona since that time. Miss Kuessnsr la native of Terra Huute, nd., but haa apent muck of her time in new lork and Chicago. Wu Mot at Xlmaarlay. At tha outbreak of tha Roar war there waa a report that Mlaa Kueaanar waa In Klmberlry with Cecil Hhodea, and there were som apocryphal atorlee afloat aa to har adventurea and marvelous aarapa irom ine my or diamond mlnee. "That waa entirely a mletake," aald Mlaa Kueeaner, entiling "It came about inrougn a miatake In the date line of a cablegram. 1 waa In faiie Town and had nnianeo painting Cecil Hhodea portrait ana ne naa gone to Klmberley The cor-reapondent wired from Cape Town, aay-Ing I had Juat nnlahrd a miniature of Hhodea, Inn the ilitle line got rhanged mmneriey n iritnamlneion, and there you nave all tno Teat ." Mlaa Kueeaner haa no regular atudlo "I do not think people look well In atudlo light." aitlri ehe. "I think It la mucn better to work In a drawing-room If one can and of rourae I ran. for all I nerd la a little labia, a window and my little outfit. I work In my hotel wherever i may nappen to he. hut I urefer ljon. don and do moat of my work there. The aulte In the Auditorium, occupied by Mlaa Kueeaner. had nothing illetln-gulehlngly prufeeelonal about II. There were aheura or long Hemmed American beauty roeee and ellvrr dlehea. tilled with their petal The rooma were redolent of their perfume. Otherwlae It waa almply one of the aultea overlooking the avenue and tha lake. Mlaa Kuaaaoar'g Personality, lilaa Kueaanar waa dreaeed In a houae gown of old gold, trimmed with real lace. Hhe la very dark, with tnrge black ryea and hair lonio and rather wild. Hhe la . 1 v.?-;'. small and slender and will scarcely weigh aver a hundred pounaa. Her gestures snd manner of apeaklng would lead one to believe her to he French by birth and training, and there la a decidedly foreign accent to ner conversation. Mlaa Kueaener'a work la the renult of Inborn genlua. 8 he never took a lesson In miniature painting In her life and the nrt portrait ehe did made quite aa much atlr aa any that ehe haa since made, it waa the llkeneaa of a Mrs. llasard, of jsew or. The art lf t talks pleaaantly of her eg. pcrlrnce with royalty. Hhe eayii klnga and princes ure quite generally mlaun ricrstotHl, hikI ehe found the I'lincs of Wales and Ihe t'aur of Kumla to be moat geitlul and Intcreatlng persona. 1 wish, ene said In conclusion, "you would say to The Indianapolis News that the article printed In that paper at the time of my marriage waa the moat plea a ant that I aaw. They have alwaya been very Kind to me ana I want tnem to know that I appreciate It. WHERE IS WILLIAM BROWN? Tha Question ia Asked at Aberdeen, Scotland. BAN FRANCISCO. October W.-A (Irm of solicitors In Aberdeen, Scotland, has renewed a former request to the police of thla city for Information regarding the wnerrnDouie or vtiiuam rirown, tha son ol a Scotch clergyman, who disappeared from HakerafleM, In March. lS. A sub. atantlal reward la offered to any one who can nna toe miaeing man.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 19 Oct 1900, Fri,
  3. Page 15

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