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li 1 1 wi M m ii i tmSmLram: UUJt IKS.? - - v f .( t - mmiim twtBann& enottJb f-i 'y ''f'y JA 1A A Pastel Sketch of His Wife Made for This Page by Penrhyn Stanlaw By Elizabeth Van Benthuysen .liich knows so little about how "To the man who has been ir .i... ....vi ,i,.,,f livi. Mux fore, tlif siliiaiiuii Is dine rent. A TMIK world, liiih knows so little about how Ithe man and the woman next door live, has lui'Kttl.v missed the remarkable (arei r of tho wife who, with siiireKs, ineels the daily and yearly competition of all of Ihe champion beauties of the day, seeing earh eonie, win the alleniion of tho coil it try lor the moment, and then fade, a :i rnoniiiiK fMory, tu give (ilacu to a newer and fresher (lower. There are not ?o many wives Tilio ran meet with a. serene eont'uleiiee the eompet it ion of one famous beauty. Many a woman who has eonie. alonn Ihe thorny pathway hand In hand with a man, has si en him falter and fall at the lirst ross road that wound itself over the pathway. Tho divorce eourls are full of milestones transplanted from the c ourse of line love, and every one of them spelled a story nf the possession by the other womau of .something that Ihe wile did not have.. Husband of a Beauty Student Wherefore, one may lisp n with the closest at tention to the story of .Mrs. 1'enrhyn Stanlaws, wife of an artist who has won fame as the maker of womanly types, and who has never felt the Elins of competition in Ihe uentle and 'raeeful business of helm; a successful wife, Hundreds of the most beautiful youmx women in the country have posed, usini; every art to biint; to the lure their moj' attractive points, hefme the man who nestles in the sofa pillows in the Stanlaws home after it is all done and waits for the companion Khlji of one woman who docs not hmirc In the picture supplements as Ihe ideal of an aesthetic mind. And docs she regard the charming young woman as a possible rival? Far from It. The green-eyed, monster that comes to so many women who see their husbands merely jjlanco ap praisln(;!y at a comely :irl in I lie streets never comes to the woman who knows day by day that her husband looks with critical eye at the best assortment of feminine curves that the artistic world may alt'ord. She doesn't think any more of a posing model, wlio;'e face and form will soon regale the exhibition galleries of 'he manazine readers, than the wife of a woul merchant would a rare hit of meilnn that. samples to show what the iT. Stanlaws in her home Just had been announced that Mi-s Kratics mi ntioiied annum Mr. Stanlaw s's "dis regard with disfavor comes alone with the Spring market will otic 1 talked with Mis. lifter It Jordan, coverics," had been pu ked as the most beautiful woman in the country, with tlf idea of puttim; her lace on certain i'uv. nunental advertisement designed to briim to Hi" eye and In-art of the sol ditr an idea of the till he lelt hi hind him. bjtli us a reason for taking tovenimeiital insurance. Hid for fif'htini; for the government. If this face, picked by n (orps of artists as the most beautiful, liiinht be expected to allure ill Its counterfeit form, the idea presented itself that many beautiful faces and forms, seen In their oriRinal charm, tniuht ifT'T some Fubmarine dan ger to the homo life of a man who constantly sought the freshness of youth for the mukinc of pictures for the popular pb asinq. 1 wanted to know from Mrs. Stanlaws just how one In the best possible position to know would regard the ques tion that b0 many Idle speculators haJ asked. Fascination of the Mysterious. "People, as a general r.ile." said Mrs. Stanlaws. wise In her generation, "are uiuih prone to be at tracted by the things they do not understand. There Is always a vatue. uncertain alluriuint In a land one has not visited. A man who has never been away from America imagines that be will End an Arcadia in Fome far-off realm of which poets have fung. and wLose scenes artuts hav plclured. "The chances are1 that when the man reaches the land he Is more interested in ntudyinR the time table to find out how- toon be ran set away than lie Is in regarding the mossgrown antiquities that lured him thither. Moss on a bucket Is about the Same in Illinois as it is in Normandy, and just about as exciting. "To the man who has been in the country be- -..,., .i i.. ,i ;,,,.,.., i An ;i it i-.t who has h i in ill., mniirv itisirlcis of France to paint knows thai he will lind a certain old typo of broken down mill at a certain place. But he knows also that he will put up with the inconveniences of a tenth-rate hotel to get the working chance, and that the procession of peasants who pass beforo him will only present so iimny types out of a hun dred, just as a procession of natlvps in Missouri will offer some quaint and unusual studies. ' Hut the man who knows has no illusions, or delusions. His mind is on straight, and the gen eral effect that meets the casual traveler who has only a vague Idea of tho country as a whole will not make an Impression, lie knows what he seeks tor the immediate purpose of his visit. "I do not know of any better way to picture the state of mind (,f an artist who works among living models. As a rule, he has seen much of the world and knows the classes and the conditions of the women who pose to be painted. And they are as vai led as landscapes in an irregular country. "It Is quite possible for a woman to come along who has the most beautiful arm In the world, and yet to timl that her mind and her arm have not iiad simultaneous development. No man ever loved an arm. merely for the arm's sake. He may ad mire It, but li won't beckon any real man from home unless there is a menial supplement, or com plement, that appeals to the Imagination of the mini. Models come from all walks of life. Soma are artistic, graceful and charming girls, who pos sess the goodness of soul and the polish of society that give added value to their work. There is no danger In such a woman, because she Is inherently good, and her work no more Involves the duties of a siren than does that of a bank cashier. Beauty and Lure. "In . ome types we find women who have Just the simple beauty of youth, with the lack of accomplishment that must exist to make a Hireu, even though one is desirous of shining In history as a Cleopatra. Tln-rc isn't any more danger In this type than there is ot a man's becoming intoxicated at a prohibition dinner. The alcoholic equation is nb.-oluti ly missing. There are many of this type, having the physical elements of attraction without the experience and the know ledge of the world that would make them dangerous. They are like wet gun-cotton, which is no more dangerous than putty, although it contains all of the power that, w n h later treatment, w ill make it w reck a city. "If one will itnily the siren of history, it will at once be Impressed that at no time hna a woman r- ac hed a heart wrecker's state excepting from the pedestal of politic al cunning the same sort of cun iiim: in a woman that lets a man undermine bis fellow in plain politics. And the male, political wr-c ker is never ol the handsome type. Tub pure article of beauty has never yet been the vehicle of crime, or of intrigue. Sometimes it has been an accessory to mental development, and sometimes in- nt j I development has set beauty at naught and won merely through personality. "There Is no guile in beauty In itself. Quito the reverse. One must spiiil beauty to make evil. It is possible, of course, because the human tnlnd in a beautiful load is. after all, but the same sort of mind that an ugly one contains. It Is subject to the same suggest ions, the Fame environment, and the same associations, which combine to make character. "Atjd. perhaps, the wis-e wife an artist, fa miliar with mod.ls, might study tm a trifle her F' If. I s she find a peculiar trick of hairdressing that lends attraction to a face? Why not adopt It? Ioes she find a drapery that brings out a line? Why not 'try it on your own piano ? The artist's wife has a chance to see ail of the things that ber husband esteems worthy of art." I have thus set down the wise comments of a wise woman concerning the things that most women would like to know. And. as I think over them. I am impressed by the fact that tbe drawing that accompanies this article was made by Mr. Stanlaws of his favorite model the wife who does not look with envy upon bis models of tbe busi ness hoars. Mrs. Penrhyn Stanlaws Tells How It Feels to Be the Wife of an Artist Famous for Interpretations of Beauty, and Why She Is Never Jealous at All. 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