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.