Girl in white with Chrysanthemums after Whistler
Girl in white with Chrysanthemums after Whistler

Girl in a White Dress with Chrysanthemums

 

 

An early 19th century charming and well executed portrait of a rather thoughtful young girl, holding chrysanthemums, set in a landscape.

 

Possibly in homage to the wonderful languid portraits in white of dark haired girls by James McNeil Whistler 1834-1903; his Symphonies in White.

 

Signed bottom left B Robinson 1911

 

 

The chrysanthemum is the flower for November, and has a wide variety of meanings across the world. The color of the flower can also affect the meaning.   Red chrysanthemums are a symbol of love. A yellow chrysanthemum on the other hand signifies neglected love or sorrow. A white chrysanthemum is a symbol of loyalty and devoted love. 

 

I wonder what is going on here?

 

In original frame with minor repair.

 

Frame :  11.75" x 15"        30 cm x 38 cm

Sight:  13.5" x 9.75"            34 cm x 25 cm

 

£325

 

Ref:  456

 

Girl in white with Chrysanthemums after Whistler