Emily Farmer, 'In Doubt'

Emily Farmer, 'In Doubt'

Emily Farmer (1826-1905)
'In Doubt'
1881
Watercolour
Museum no. D.395-1905
Bequeathed by the artist

In Doubt emphasises the gap between the power of a Victorian visual symbols and the subtlety of human emotion. She has a forget-me-not pinned to her breast, often worn to signify constancy and love, yet her downcast eyes betray her qualms. The veil may be a subtle reference to bridal wear.