This antique Victorian chromolithograph dates to 1893. It is a grand display of Jacqueminot scarlet roses in a casual study, suggesting there were freshly harvested from the garden. The Victorian artist is Patty Thum (b. 1853, d. 1926 -- see biography below). The roses are superbly detailed, and the colors are rich and vibrant. The print has a softly textured faux suede grey green mat (it is not blue), and is housed in a burnished gold frame with raised scroll accents. Both print and frame are in near fine condition, ready to hang. Overall size is aprox 15.25 x 22.25 inches in the half yard long format. Postage is an estimate, any overages are always cheerfully refunded.
This print was made for The Art Amateur magazine in 1893 an an art supplement, and the publisher was Montague Marks. Marks had an art booth at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in in Chicago. Thum also won an award at the same fair (see below).
Patty Thum biography:
Patty Prather Thum (October 1, 1853 - September 28, 1926) was American painter and art critic. Thum received an honorable mention for book illustration of "Robbie and Annie: A Child's Story" at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Patty Prather Thum, daughter of Mandeville and Louisiana (Miller) Thum, was born in Louisville, Kentucky on October 1, 1853. Thum studied art in New York at Vassar College with Henry VanIngen, and under William Merritt Chase, Henry Mowbray, and Lemuel Wiles at the New York Art Students League. In the mid-1870s, Thum moved back to Louisville and began a career as a painter.
Thum had an art studio in Louisville for over 35 years. She is most well known for her landscape painting, but also painted still-lifes and portraits. As a child, Thum visited her grandparents at their rural home and developed a "love of nature". She painted private gardens in Jefferson and Oldham Counties with native trees being a focus of her work.