Emma Homan

John Bradley American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 732

Bradley may have emigrated from Ireland in 1826. By 1836 he had established himself as a portraitist in New York, where he attracted sitters eager for his marked attention to likeness and detail. For this portrait of two-year-old Emma Homan (1842–1908), Bradley posed her standing next to a potted rosebush and playing with her cat, which scales the plant and extends a paw to bat Emma’s finger.

Emma Homan, John Bradley (active 1832–47), Oil on canvas, American

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