'Bouquet of Flowers in Water Jug' by Lilian E. Whitteker (1969)
'Bouquet of Flowers in Water Jug', oil on canvas (1969), in original gilt-wood frame, by Lilian Whitteker (1881 - 1979). This impressionist bouquet of mixed flowers is a swirl of colour elegantly posed in a yellow pitcher - a still life which is filled with the movement of colour. Dated 1969 and signed: 'Lilian Whitteker 69' in the lower left-hand corner.
About the Artist: Lilian E. Whitteker (1881 - 1979) began her art career in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was a member of the Cincinnati Women's Art Club and spent most of her time painting landscapes, still-lifes, and flowers. She moved to France in the mid-1920's where she remained the rest of her life. Following the death of her partner in 1965, Whitteker moved to a castle - the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere, built in the 1500s in the Loire Valley. Here she died in 1979. A street in Tours, France, "Allee Lilian Whitteker", was named after her.
Dimensions with frame:
H 57 cm
W 49 cm
Dimensions without frame:
H 40 cm
W 32 cm