Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952)
Watercolor on ivory; silver gilt, mother-of-pearl
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 6 x 6 cm )
signed and dated: "Behenna 1893" inscribed on paper label on back of case: "Miss Lydia Emmet"
Lydia Emmet was the most accomplished artist of the Emmet family. In 1893, the year this portrait was executed, she was selected to paint murals in the Women's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition. Her artistic endeavors also included designing stained glass windows for Louis Comfort Tiffany, producing illustrations for Harper's Bazaar, and painting an official portrait of the First Lady on the commission of President Herbert Hoover.
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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