oil on canvas laid down on board
9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
Illinois-born Colorado artist and illustrator Ida C. Failing began exhibiting with the Artists' Club of Denver in 1894 and is listed in Who Was Who in American Art as being a painter in Denver in 1925. She illustrated Arthur Ward's Buttercups and Clover, and Other Verses (1902).
An entry in the 1898 International Studio, Vol. Four, about a catalog of the exhibition of the Artists' Club of Denver puts her in company with "the following Western contingent: Charles Partridge Adams, Thomas Sloan Bell, Henrietta Bromwell, C. M. Carter, Blanche Dougan Cole, Annie C. Fletcher, G. Harvey, E. Havens, D. S. Jenks, Bertha A. Menzler, Laura B. Parsons, G. W. Piatt, H. Read, Eva Scott Rhodes, F. P. Sauerwen, Ellen Warren Van Pelt, Mary E. Worthington, Ida C. Failing, Belle S. Fallis, Jessie Fisken, Harriet Winslow Hayden, Vassie W. Ingersoll, Mrs. Egbert Johnson, Ida Sedgewick Proper, Elizabeth Spalding, Lillian B. Smith, Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, Mary P. Nicholls, Bessie O. Potter, and I. M. Stair."
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