Cora Josephine Turner's Early Illustrations for the "Lounger"
Later, "Raymonde" "had been working industriously on the illustrations for the Lounger. The subject suited my fantasy, though for one picture which represented the interior of a chemical laboratory I was rather at a loss. However, I walked haphazard about Paris until, finding a shop of chemical glass, I went boldly inside and, with my most ingratiating smile, asked to be allowed to make some drawings."
"The lounger had already written back approving of the drawings, and had enclosed the galley-proof of another story. I felt that the gates of success had opened at least a crack." Delightfully, a search for "C.J. Turner" in editions of "The Idler" reveals a story by Edwin Wooton "illustrated by Miss C.J. Turner," these presumably being that first batch of approved drawings, once again demonstrating the basis of true history to the narrative in "A Girl in the Art Class."
Despite that first batch of drawings being approved, "The Lounger magazine had paid neither for the first nor for the second set of illustrations. Letters to the paper had elicited no reply."