Facts about the painting

Size 28" x 36"
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Right
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
13 Oct 2007 Sotheby's New York 174 $30,000-$50,000 $34,600

Other observations

The scene is similar to Too Old To Play 1888" with an older boy, probably Oswald again (now aged 8) sitting reading by the window. This time however the children are no longer asking for him to play but getting on with it without him. Edwin (now aged 5) is the centre of the action with a pot of (something) on the upturned high chair (which features in many of Harry's paintings). Ruth is looking on with a friend whilst Charles sitting on the floor, with drinking from a mug or pretending to do so.

The green table cloth on the table against the wall behind Oswald also features in many paintings.