head and upper body of a woman wearing a dark blue coat and hat, seen from PR

Portrait of a Woman, 19th-20th century

Watercolor on blue paperexpand_more

Bequest of Dr. John I. Coeexpand_more  2011.80.5


Emil Rosenstand’s skills were many and varied. He apprenticed as a wood carver, then did stucco work during reconstruction of the burned-out Frederiksborg Castle in eastern Denmark. Meanwhile, he intermittently studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. After extensive travel throughout southern Europe, he settled in Germany. Though Rosenstand attempted a painting career, he found his true niche as a magazine and book illustrator. His main subject was middle-class urban life—think men in top hats and ladies in silk. His greater contributions to art, however, were his intimate portraits and figure studies, such as this watercolor.

Portrait of a Woman
Artist Life
German (born Denmark), 1859 - 1932
Accession Number
John I. Coe, Edina, Minn.; bequethed to MIA, 2011
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head and upper body of a woman wearing a dark blue coat and hat, seen from PR