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Artist: Fidelia Bridges

(1834-1923)

Fidelia Bridges was an American painter and illustrator of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. She one of the very few female artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries to achieve widespread success

Her paintings focus on nature and environments, and are notable for their striking realism and attention to detail

She began painting in oils, later moving on to watercolor and becoming widely accepted as an expert in her field

She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was named one of seven notable 19th century artists by the American Watercolor Society - the only woman in that category

“The Roses of Heliogabalus” (detail) (1888) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912).