Watercolor Painting

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1881

GUSN

GUSN-40923

Description

Watercolor painting of a woman in a pale green dress trimmed with fur holding a small child wearing blue shirt and stockings. Garland of holly and mistletoe in background. Image framed by painted decoration of a flowering branch and a group of putti in the upper left corner. Watercolor framed with a pale green mat and plain wooden frame. Original artwork for prize-winning design for Louis Prang Greeting Card Contest, 1881.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watercolors (paintings)
painting (coating)
watercolor (paint)
Christmas
Watercolor
Painted
Woman
Baby
Christmas
Art
Painting

Inscription

"MER-/ -RY+/ XMAS/ 1881" (Painted)
"Rosina Emmet, New York/ Received 4th Prize of $200-at Prize Exhibtion of 1881/ Reproduction published and copyrighted by L. Prang & Co. 1881" (Black ink)
"Manufactured by/ E. SCHOEPFLIN & CO./ Picture Frames and Gilt Mouldings/ 51 Chardon St., Boston, Mass./ No. 609-3" (Printed text and handwritten pencil)

Additional Identification Number

A963

People and Organizations

L. Prang & Co.

Maker

Sherwood, Rosina Emmet (American painter and illustrator, 1854-1948) (Artist)
E. Schoepflin & Co. (Framer)

Location of Origin

NY, USA

Dimensions

19 5/8 x 15 1/4 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Mary Fifield King

Accession Number

1923.588

Places

New York state (United States)