Laura Muntz Lyall

A Daffodil

1910
This painting was the Gallery's first acquisition of an Impressionist work by a woman artist. Many of Muntz's portraits of young people contain flowers – an emblem of transience that sometimes alludes to childhood's short duration. The inclusion of this melancholic symbol might reference the artist's own experiences; regarding this work she said: "every painting should contain more of the painter than the subject."
Title
A Daffodil
Date
1910
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
66 x 51 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1910
Accession number
258