Rosina Emmet 1854-1948

Peonies

  • 30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
  • Pastel
  • Signed lower right: Rosina Emmet / 1886.
  • 1886

Why We Love It

Like many other women artists of the time, Rosina Emmet primarily painted subjects that were considered acceptable for women, such as still lifes or portraits of women and children. She specialized in pastels, and Peonies demonstrates her considerable skill with the medium, particularly in the delicate rendering of the patterned drapery and glass vase.

The Value

Peonies is a wonderful opportunity to own a large impressionist pastel for a reasonable investment. It demonstrates the strong influence William Merritt Chase had on the art of this period, particularly because Emmet was a student of his, and makes it even more desirable to own. Its fine decorative quality and Lowy frame give it great wall impact, making it ideal for a new collector.

Artist Background