Udaipur, India, Impressionist Emma L. Cooper, 1916


Oil on board measures 8.5″ x 10.5″ signed lower left

Label on reverse identifying location and year

Framed measures 11.5″ x 13.5″

Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics. 

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Born in Nunda, New York, in 1855, Emma Lampert Cooper was known as a brilliant colorist of landscape painting. She studied at Wells College, Cooper Union Art School and the Art Students League with Agnes Abbatt and William Merritt Chase. She frequently painted in Europe and studied at the Academie Delecluse in Paris and with Jacob Kever in Holland. She also traveled throughout Canada and India.

Cooper became head of the art department of Foster School in Clifton Springs, New York, and also taught at the Mechanic’s Institute in Rochester. In 1897, she married artist Colin Campbell Cooper. She was active in the watercolor societies and exhibited widely.  Cooper was a founder of the Rochester Art Club, in Rochester, NY.

Member: Philadelphia WC Club; American WC Society; NY WC Club.
NAD, 1883-95; Paris Salon, 1887, 1893; World’s Columbian Expo (Chicago), 1893 (medal); Atlanta Expo, 1895 (medal); American Art Society (Philadelphia), 1902 (gold medal); Louisiana Purchase Expo (St Louis), 1904 (two bronze medals); NY Women’s Art Club, 1907 (prize); PPIE, 1915.