Facts about the painting

Size 24" x 20"
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Left
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
10 Mar 2005 Sotheby's London 250 £6,000 - £8,000 Not sold

Other observations

The girl is probably Ruth (now aged 3) and is acting either with Oswald (now aged 5) or Edgar (now aged 6). The younger child in the rather precarious chair (a cart) is probably the first appearance of Edwin (now aged 2).

The High chair at the right edge of the painting featured in quite a few of Harry Brooker's paintings. The long object on the floor near the chair may be a bed warming pan and if it is this too featured in a quite a few of his paintings.

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