Facts about the painting

Size 23¼" x 19 "
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Right
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
20 Nov 1973 Sotheby's London 65 Not known £600

Other observations

This is the fifth known of a series of at least seven paintings of the same size and orientation, painted between 1883 and 1887.

The girl in the box is probably Ruth (now aged 4) and the boy viewed from behind could be Edwin (now aged 3). The older boy could either be Oswald (now aged 6) or Edgar (now aged 7).

Ruth is holding a doll, which may have featured in an earlier painting Teatime 1884.