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  • Annie French
Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters
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Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Although the date of this work is unknown, the style relates to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Art Nouveau and the period around 1900. French worked in a manner very similar to her near contemporary and close friend, Jessie M. King. This exceptionally detailed drawing highlights French’s skill as a draughtsman and her remarkably delicate linear technique. It shows Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters looking elegant and magical, an idea which is further heightened by French’s use of gold paint.

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Art nouveau

Decorative art style popular in Europe and North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is characterised by flowing lines based on plant forms.


The ability to draw skilfully, often refers to technical drawing.

Art nouveau, Draughtsmanship


  • Acc. No. GMA 708
  • Medium Pen and ink, watercolour and gold paint on vellum
  • Size 23.50 x 21.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by the artist 1943