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Encyclopedia > Jane Emmet de Glehn

Jane Erin Emmet de Glehn (1873-1961) was a notable American figure and portrait painter.

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Early life

Born in New Rochelle, New York, she was the youngest daughter of ten siblings.[1]. Lydia Field Emmet's grandmother Elizabeth (1794-1878) emigrated to the United States of America as a young girl from Dublin, Ireland with her father Thomas Addis Emmet. Her great-great-uncle Robert Emmet was a notable Irish nationalist who was hanged in 1803 for high treason by the British court for his attempt to implement an abortive Irish rebellion. Thomas Addis Emmet would later become the New York State Attorney General and Jane's grandmother mother would study portaiture under the direction of a steamboat designer and portrait artist named Thomas Fulton.[2] New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County in the U.S. state of New York, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with The Bronx. ... This article is about the city in Ireland. ... Thomas Addis Emmet (April 24, 1764-November 14, 1827), Irish lawyer and politician, was senior member of the revolutionary republican group, the [[United Irishmen in the 1790s. ... Robert Emmet Robert Emmet (4 March 1780 - 20 September 1803) was an Irish nationalist rebel leader. ... See also Attorney General. ...


Both her older sisters Rosina Emmet Sherwood (1854-1948) and Lydia Field Emmet (1873-1961) would also become successful artists, as well as their first cousin Ellen Emmet "Bay" Rand (1876-1941).[3] She is also the aunt of the prominent American playwright Robert Emmet Sherwood. Lydia Field Emmet, Self Portrait. 1912. ...


Early career

Jane Emmet's career began while studying at the New York’s Art Students League and studied under Frederick William MacMonnies.[4] Then travelled to Europe to view the work of the Grand Masters and continue her studies. After returning to America, she met and married the notable impressionist painter Wilfrid de Glehn (1870-1951) in 1904 in her hometown of New Rochelle, New York.[5] Dancing Bacchante with an Infant Faun: fountain at the Boston Public Library Frederick William Macmonnies (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn September 28, 1863 - New York March 22,1937) was the best known expatriate American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts school, as successful and lauded in France as he was in the United... Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (also sometimes spelt Wilfried), RA (1871-11 May 1951) was an Impressionist British painter, elected to the Royal Academy in 1932. ...


Marriage and friendship with John Singer Sargent

Following her marriage to de Glehn, the couple honeymooned in Cornwall, England and vacationed in Paris and Venice and made a permanent home in London. In England Jane continued to draw and paint, exhibiting her work at the New English Art Club, the Royal Academy and the Royal Hibernian Academy. She worked mainly in the mediums of chalk and charcoal. They young couple become frequent travelling companions of the American painter John Singer Sargent, whom Jane Emmet de Glehn had met at performance of the dancer Carmencita in 1890[6], and between 1905 and 1914 the trio often depicted each other in each of their works whilst travelling throughout Europe.[7] This article refers to an art institution in London. ... The Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) is an artist based and artist orientated institution in Ireland dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the publics appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. ... Self Portrait, oil painting, 1907 John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was the most successful portrait painter of his era, as well as a gifted landscape painter and watercolorist. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


When the World War I broke out, both Jane and Wilfrid joined the British Red Cross staff in France in 1915. On their return to England the following year Wifrid was commissioned in the Artists’ Rifles and seconded to the Front in Italy in 1917. After the war they returned to England and Wilfred held a solo exhibition at the Leicester Galleries and another solo show in New York in 1920. For the next decade the two would spend summers in Cornwall and winters in France. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The British Red Cross Society is a prominent part of the largest independent humanitarian organisation in the world – the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. ... Cornwall (Cornish: ) is a county in South West England, United Kingdom, on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar and Devon. ...


Later life

Unlike her sisters, or her couisin Ellen Emmet Rand, or even her husband, Jane Emmet de Glehn was not a prolific artist: after 1913 Jane generally exhibited her work alongside of that of her husband[8]. During the 1930s and 1940s Jane had a studio in New York. In 1940 she shared an exhibition with her sister Lydia Field Emmet, and like her sisters and couisn, preferred to mostly work in portraiture. After her husband's death in 1951, Jane Emmet de Glehn spent much of her time casually sketching her extended family and members of her social circle. She died in 1961, and she and Wilfrid had no children.


Legacy

In late April of 2007, Arden Galleries in Manhattan held a family exhibit of five generations of the Emmet women's paintings. The 130 exhibits by 14 artists began with nine portraits by Jane Emmet de Glehn's grandmother mother Elizabeth Emmet and ended with nine sculptures by great-great-grandniece Julia Townsend, aged 22, and with two by Beulah Emmet, aged 18.[9]


References

  1. ^ Emmet Family Tree
  2. ^ Time Magazine. Fiday, May 04, 2007
  3. ^ Messum's
  4. ^ Messum's
  5. ^ Messum's
  6. ^ John Singer Sargent Viryual Gallery
  7. ^ John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery
  8. ^ Tappert, Tara Leigh: The Emmets: A Generation of Gifted Women, New York: Borghi and Co., 1993.
  9. ^ Time Magazine. Friday, May 04, 2007

External links

  • EmmetArt.com
  • John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery
  • Messum's
  • Portrait of Jane Emmet de Glehn

 
 

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