Julia (Pierson) Emmet

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Julia Colt Pierson Emmet (1829-1908) was an American illustrator and painter.[1]

Julia was the daughter of Josiah G. Pierson and Julia Colt. She studied art with Daniel Huntington.[2] Julia was married to William Jenkins Emmet, a grandson of Thomas Addis Emmet. The couple had ten children. A daughter Julia Colt Emmet died young. Children who lived into adulthood were Robert Temple Emmet (1854-1936), Rosina Emmet Sherwood (1854-1948)(twin), William LeRoy Emmet (1858-1941), Devereux Emmet (1861-1934), Richard Stockton Emmet (b.1863), Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952), Jane Emmet de Glehn (1873-1961), Christopher Temple Emmet (1868-1957), and Thomas Addis Emmet (b.1870).[3]

Robert Temple served in the army and was awarded the Medal of Honor. Rosina was a painter and the mother of playwright Robert E. Sherwood. William was an electrical engineer and the leading advocate of the electrical propulsion of ships by turbine. Devereux was a pioneering golf course architect and amateur golfer. Lydia and Jane were prominent portraitists.

Julia died on September 26, 1908.[4]


  1. ^ "Clara database of Women Artists". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dearinger, David Bernard (ed) (2004). Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design: 1826-1925. Hudson Hills Press. ISBN 1555950299. 
  3. ^ Williams, Philip. "The Emmet Family: Visual Art". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Died". The New York Times. September 28, 1908. Retrieved June 12, 2013.