Oil on canvas, fully signed and dated (Venice) 1884. 21 7/8" x 13.5" retains original liner from the original frame. bio from askart.com: Floral painter Emily Selinger was born in Wilmington, North Carolina and attended school in Providence, Rhode Island and at the Cooper Institute in New York. She studied in Florence, Italy with flower painter Amalia Rocchi and in Holland with Margaret Roosenboom.
An accomplished artist, she was also an author and poet. She was instrumental in founding the Normal Art School in Louisville, Kentucky. After her marriage to artist Jean Paul Selinger in 1892, the couple spent three years traveling in Europe.
During that time Emily Selinger was a correspondent for the Boston Evening Transcript. After her return to Boston, she established a studio at 711 Boylston Street, which eventually became a gathering place for artists, musicians, and performers.
Selinger exhibited at the Boston Art Club from 1885 to 1905 and at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association, where she was a silver-medal recipient. From 1883 to 1909, she and her husband summered in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, but after his death in 1909, she moved to California's Monterey Peninsula. In 1923 she returned to Rhode Island, where she lived until her death in 1927.