STANNARD, Emily

1802 - 1885

As Emily Coppin, she was baptised at St Stephen's church, Norwich on 14 February 1802, daughter of painter and collector Daniel Coppin (c.1770-1822), one of the founders of the Norwich Society of Artists, and his wife Elizabeth née Clyatt, who married at Norwich on 2 February 1796. Emily was trained in art by her parents. Together with her father, she travelled to Holland in 1820 where she copied old masters, especially Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), which influenced her later career. Her typical subjects being bouquets of flowers in vases and traditional still life paintings with tableware and fruit or game animals, set against monochrome backgrounds. In 1820 she won a gold medal from the Society of Arts in London for one of her flower paintings, and the following year for a fruit painting. Already an established artist, on 31 December 1825, this is also recorded as being at St George Tombland, Norwich on 3 January 1826, when she gave her age as 21, she married the Norwich School painter Joseph Stannard (1797-1830), who died of tuberculosis four years later at the age of 33, and later their daughter Emily (18271894) would also become a painter, and assisted her mother in teaching art to supplement their income. Emily wor her third gold medal in 1828 for a still life of game animals. She exhibited her work mainly in Norwich but also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1824 and the British Institution 18231825) and exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Association [q.v.] at Ipswich in 1850 'Flowers'. Stannard is now considered one of the two finest British women still life painters of the century, the other being her niece Eloise Harriet Stannard (1829-1915). Emily died at Norwich on 6 January 1885.













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