Facts about the painting

Size 19¾ " x 16¼ "
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Right (Floorboards)
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
12-Mar-1997 Sotheby's London 113 £5,000-£8,000 Not sold
24-Sep-1997 Sotheby's London 596 £3,000-£5,000 Not sold?

Other observations

The tea-party has to be Harry's most common theme, be it a real tea party or a pretend one for toys, see "Kitty's Tea Party 1892" painted a year earlier, and "The Tea Party 1895" painted a couple of years later, to name but two or at least nine "Tea" themed paintings.

The two girls are the same as the two older girls in "Kitty's Tea Party with Ruth now 11 seated and her friend (wearing the same dress as in the earlier painting) standing.

This doll also features in other paintings, perhaps most notably in "The Archers 1894" and also cast aside on the floor in "The Young Dressmakers 1893". It may even the same Doll as Ruth was cradling in "Home Talent 1887" six years earlier.