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Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie
  • Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie
  • Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie
  • Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie
  • Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie

Victorian Portrait Miniature Young Woman Rosalie Maria Emslie

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£600.00


Product Description

Artist: Rosalie Maria Emslie (1854-1932)
Title: Young Woman White Dress, blue Ribbon
Medium: Watercolour
Signature: “RME”
Date: c1890

Rosalie Maria Emslie was born in London in 1854. She attended the Royal Academy Schools, before working in London as a miniaturist. She exhibited at the Royal Academy and the New Watercolour Society from 1888 to 1912. That her exhibited history does not go further back than 1888, might suggest that her marriage to Alfred Edward Emslie (1848-1919) came around this time. Her maiden name of Watson would be considerably more difficult to trace in exhibition catalogues. Her works can be seen in various collections, including the V&A and the Royal Society of Miniature Painters.

Though the identity of the sitter is unknown, it is interesting to note that a very similar miniature, portraying a young woman in the same white dress, but with a pink ribbon in her hair, passed through Philips (03/07/2001), selling for £540. It is likely that both paintings are linked and might have something to do with the artist’s wedding, c1888. It is also possible, though less likely that this portrays the artist. Emslie exhibited a self-portrait at the Royal Academy in 1893. An undated self-portrait in the V&A, shows the sitter in middle age, but the features correspond with the present painting.

The condition of the painting is generally very good, the painting itself is unfaded, though there is a small area at the bottom, which looks to have been reattached.

Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.8cm
Size of Frame: 8 x 6cm
Weight: 40g

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