Category: 1890s

Laure Brouardel (French, 1852 – 1935): Portrait of Dr. Adrien Proust (1834-1903), Marcel Proust’s father (1891) (via Paris Musées)

Ida Törnström (Swedish, 1862 – 1949): Village road, Portugal (1890) (via Uppsala Auktionskammare)

Charlotte Schreiber (British / Canadian, 1852 – 1934): Naughty Girl (Ottilie and Vio Grahame) (c. 1890) (via National Gallery of Canada)

From the museum website:

Charlotte Schreiber (née Morrell) was a painter whose work is defined by an attention to detail and realistic renditions of everyday or literary scenes – most often executed in oil. She is credited with bringing high realism to Canada when she moved from England with her husband in 1875.

Schreiber trained at Mr. Carey’s School of Art in London where she also took lessons in anatomy and studied with John Rogers Herbert, R.A. an expert in portraits and historical paintings. While still in England, she made a name for herself and was commissioned to illustrate several books. In 1871 she illustrated “Knight of the Red Cross”, the first book of the epic poem The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser “A lovely Ladye rode him faire beside…”. She exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Paris Salon, and later, in Canada and the United States.

In 1880 she was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Academy and the first woman elected as full academician (although she was not allowed to attend meetings or partake in policy making). Her diploma painting for the RCA, The Croppy Boy (The Confession of an Irish Patriot) (1879) is a fine example of her meticulous rendition of the human form, combined with a literary source of inspiration. She was also the only woman on the council of the Ontario School of Art. She continued to paint actively throughout her life, as well as passing her passion and skill on to a new generation through teaching at the OSA. Her notable role as a woman artist with positions on governing bodies helped pave the way for women artists after her.

Amélie Beaury-Saurel (French, 1849 – 1924): Séverine (Caroline Rémy, épouse Guebhard, 1855-1929) (1893) (via Paris Musées)

Alice Emily Donkin (British, fl. 1871 – 1909): Reverie (1897) (via Bonhams)

Fanny Hjelm (Swedish, 1858 – 1944): Hunter with dog on flower meadow (1890) (via Uppsala Auktionskammare)

Tina Blau (Austrian, 1845 – 1916): A Scene in Mannswörth on the Danube (1899) (via Dorotheum)

Margaret Collyer (British, 1872 – 1945): “Come on” (1892) (via Sotheby’s)

Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822 – 1899): A Stag (1893) (via National Gallery of Ireland)

From the museum website:

Bonheur was an animalière – an artist who specialised in depicting animals. She observed her subjects from nature and visited abbatoirs to study anatomy at first hand. Because dresses were restrictive, Bonheur succeeded in obtaining a police permit to wear men’s clothing while she worked. From 1860 she lived at the Château de By near Fontainebleau. She kept a large menagerie and made many paintings of deer in the woodlands around her home. In 1865 Bonheur became the first woman artist to receive the cross of the Légion d’Honneur.

Anna Palm de Rosa (Swedish, 1859 – 1924): Old harbor in Ljugarn (1891) (via Uppsala Auktionskamarre)