Fannie Burr was a Connecticut artist whose family resided on their farm in the town of Monroe. She largely painted still lifes and pastoral scenes. Her sister Jennie, also an artist, worked alongside her; the two atteneded Mount Holyoke and Yale, respectively.
Purple and white Irises in full bloom leap from the bottom left corner of the canvas in this placid Fannie Burr still life. Absent of any background information, this piece is a true study in pure floral form. Floral scenes were considered traditional subject matter for women in the 19th century, as were scenes of domestic life.
Private Collection, Connecticut