Emily Stannard I
Born in Norwich, England, Emily Stannard is considered one of the most prominent female still-life artists of the nineteenth-century. She learned to paint from her father, Daniel Coppin. Stannard was heavily influenced by Dutch still-lifes, particularly after visiting the Netherlands in 1820. Her paintings mainly depicted flowers, animal games, and fruit. Stannard was awarded three gold medals in recognition of her work, of which her daughter donated to the new museum at Norwich Castle in 1894.