Lot 698

Emma Cheves Wilkins, She Likes to Knit, O/C

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Emma Cheves Wilkins (Savannah, 1870-1956), She Likes to Knit, Oil on Canvas, signed Wilkins lower right, depicting a woman seated on a park bench knitting with azaleas and trees in the background, in a giltwood frame. Frame size: 37 in. x 33 1/2 in.

Emma Cheves Wilkins was a Savannah artist who focused on portraiture, still lifes and landscapes. After training at the Telfair Academy and at the Académie Colarossi in Paris, Wilkins made her living by teaching classes in her Savannah studio. Her pupils included Hattie Saussy, Myrtle Jones, and Augusta Oelschig, among others. She was renowned for her portraits which featured prominent members of Savannah society and important Southern figures. Wilkins’ work can be found in the permanent collections of Armstrong State University, the Morris Museum of Art, the Telfair Museum of Art and in private collections.

Measurements: Height: by sight 28 in. x Width: 24 1/2 in.


Good condition.