Louise Ellen Perman (1854-1921)
|Artist Name||Louise Ellen Perman (1854-1921)|
|Title||Roses and Violets|
|Description|| This beautiful Edwardian Scottish floral oil painting is by noted Scottish female artist Louise Ellen Perman. Perman exhibited 28 floral oil paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1885-1920. This painting is from 1908 and was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy No. 487 entitled Roses and Violets. The composition is a beautiful free flowing arrangement in a vase of white and pink roses intermixed with the dark purple of violets. A really charming painting by a floral expert.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy No. 487, 1908.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in washed gilt frame, 44 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Louise Ellen Perman (Mrs James Torrance) (1854-1921). Perman was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of art 1881-90. She was a painter of flowers and worked mainly in oils although she did some watercolours. In 1908 White Roses was bought by the Luxembourg in Paris. In 1911 she married the artist James Torrance and they moved to Helensburgh where she lived until her death. She held several exhibitions, often showing in conjunction with Jessie Algie, Jessie King and Anne Muir. She exhibited 28 floral oil paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1885-1920.|