Facts about the painting

Size 18 " x 14 "
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Left (on paneling)
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
18 Apr 1989 RK Denmark 137 Not known kr 29,000
16 May 1990 AB Sweeden 989(R) Not known kr 30,000

Other observations

The signature for this painting appears on the wooden wall paneling, in a similar style to "Feeding Time 1890"

If the children are Harry and Edmee's then the older child on the floor is probably Edgar (a boy!) aged 4 and the child on the floor Oswald (another boy!) now aged 3. The height of the child on the floor can probably be estimated from the height of the chair to be at least 8 and possibly 10 or 11, so the above assumptions on identity are probably wrong, unless the date of painting has been recorded incorrectly. The signature style is however consistent with it being one of Harry Brooker's earlier paintings.