Former model reveals artist titled her nude portrait ‘Aging Dancer’ after failing to bed her

The royal painter and his very cheeky revenge: The former model reveals that the artist titled her nude portrait “Aging Dancer” after she did not put her to bed

  • Royal Artist produced a tasteful picture of model Caroline Brown from behind
  • When he revealed it to her in his studio, he revealed the unflattering title to her
  • She believes he did this because he was “slightly annoyed” that he couldn’t get her to bed










A former model has revealed that a royal artist who painted her nude portrait was called Aging Dancer in Revenge for not sleeping with him.

Caroline Brown undressed for Norman Hutchinson after sharing multiple bottles of champagne for her 50th birthday.

The artist, who once painted the Queen and Prince Philip and had a Playboy reputation, made a tasteful picture of Caroline from behind.

However, when he revealed it to her in his studio, he revealed that he had given it the unflattering title.

Caroline Brown undressed for Norman Hutchinson after sharing multiple bottles of champagne on her 50th birthday

Caroline Brown undressed for Norman Hutchinson after sharing multiple bottles of champagne on her 50th birthday

Miss Brown, now 74, believes he did this because he was “slightly annoyed” that, unlike some of his other models, he couldn’t get her to bed. The painting is expected to fetch £ 2,500 when auctioned tomorrow.

Miss Brown, who was also a classical dancer, said, “Norman was eccentric and pushed boundaries, but he was also a deeply intelligent and cultured man.

“He first asked me to do my portrait when I turned 40. Then when I turned 50, I went to dinner with him and told him I was thinking about my life.

He said, “Can I paint you to capture this moment of reflection?” And then said it would be good if I was naked.

Miss Brown, who was also a classical dancer, said:

Miss Brown, who was also a classical dancer, said, “Norman was eccentric and pushed boundaries, but he was also a deeply intelligent and cultured man.”

“I thought I liked the sound, and on a Sunday afternoon we had several bottles of champagne and he took a lot of pictures of me. On my next visit, he invited me to his studio and pulled down a cloth to reveal his painting of mine. He told me the title was Aging Dancer and I laughed.

“I think he was a little upset that he couldn’t bed me as he loved putting his live models to bed, and this was his little way to get revenge on me.”

Miss Brown said that instead of being offended, she loved the portrait “because I felt it captured my inner feelings,” but she has run out of room for it in her London apartment. Hutchinson, who was born in Calcutta in 1932, also painted Prince Philip and the Queen Mother.

He died in 2010 at the age of 78. Victor Fauvelle, director of paintings at Woolley and Wallis auction houses in Salisbury, Wiltshire, said: “This is an incredibly impressive portrait, beautifully done by an artist with an exceptional eye.

‘Hutchinson had a very playful style and was very knowledgeable at the same time.’

Miss Brown added, “Norman was a very special man and I miss him very much.”

The artist once painted the Queen and Prince Philip

The artist once painted the Queen and Prince Philip

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