Facts about the painting

Size 25" x 30"
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Left
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
9 Jun 1999 Sotheby's London 20 £6,000-£8,000 £4,500

Other observations

This is the first of at least three paintings painted at about this time all of the same size. Another painting also shares the same name (painted in 1880) but we have no image of it.

The green table cloth is a frequent feature in his paintings, although this is only one with a red trim. The box on the floor also features in the "Treasured Volume" painted in the following year. It is not clear who the lady is, perhaps his mother in law?