Victorian Pansy Print Maud Stumm.
This lovely print is entitled Pansies and is by the Victorian artist Maud Stumm (see biography below). It’s a sweet study of freshly gathered buttercream pansy blooms. This early piece was made for the Art Amateur Magazine in 1892, and printed by the Montague Marks Company of New York. It is a chromolithograph and all the color layers align in perfect register. In Victorian times, the little pansy symbolized that someone was Thinking of You.
The print is housed in a burnished taupe brown colored frame with an inner beaded design and raised flower and floral edge. It compliments the print perfectly. Overall size is 11.25 x 16.25 inches. The print is complete under the mat (see photo), and is in near fine condition, and the frame is also in VG condition, ready to hang.
Maud Stumm Biography: (b. 1866, d. 1935)
Known as a portrait, figure, and still-life painter, Maud Stumm was born near Cleveland, Ohio, about 1866, the daughter of Frank A. and Lucy Stumm. After receiving her early education in the Cleveland public schools, she pursued her art education, from 1884 to 1888, at the Cleveland Art Club, and then attended the Art Students League in New York, where her instructors were Kenyon Cox and Siddons Mowbray.
During the early 1890's, her watercolors were shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and the Boston Art Club. Later, after study in Paris with Oliver Merson (circa 1894-1895), she returned to New York. Stumm was well known for her floral studies and also those of women as actresses, showgirls, and bathing girl poses. Stumm exhibited also in Nantucket and Paris, and several of her watercolor studies are signed with the city of Paris, France under her signature.