Facts about the painting

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

History of the painting

The author has not auction records for this painting and it is not yet clear how the current owner "The Geffrye Museum" came to acquire it.

Other observations

This painting is currently owned by the Geffrye Museum and is currently on display in that museum. The Geffrye Museum also own another of Harry Brooker's paintings "Tug of War 1890".

Ruth (8) is leading Edwin (7) and Charles (5) in that order, in the well known children's game "Oranges and Lemons" under the arch formed by Edgar (11) and Oswald (10). Edgar is thought to be the one on the left wearing the straw boater.

Ever since Harry switched to this larger size of painting four years earlier, we know of at least four paintings each year with probably quite a few others not yet tracked down.

The high chair (to the right of the room) features in many other paintings and the large earthen-ware jug to the left of the door also features in many other paintings. As in "Afternoon Pastimes" the dresser in this room is well stocked with china, perhaps indicating that this was probably not a typical play room!