Paintings by American Women Artists
Alicia Mulliken Keyes (American 1855-1924) - View from Park Street, across the Common and public Garden, Boston, probably painting 1890’s-1910. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 10.50 x 9 inches. Unsigned. Inscription verso reads: Given by Mrs. Emerson, sister of (Miss) Alycia Puket(?) (Keyes) who painted this picture from Park St. across the Common and Public Garden./ I love it. E. G. N./For Frances. Alicia M. Keyes was an artist, teacher and lecturer born in Concord, Mass. on June 13, 1855. Her sister Annie was married to Edward Waldo Emerson, son of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The family lived at Bullet Hole House on Monument Street in Concord shortly after the Civil War. Alicia studied art in Concord with Mary Wheeler and later, with Mary Alcott. Among her many notable friends were John Singer Sargent and Isabella Stewart Gardner. In 1884, the artist travelled to Europe where the influence of French Impressionism can clearly be seen in the work above. Her work is particularly rare.