Facts about the painting

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

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
15 Apr 1979 Bonham's 41 Not known £2,200
24 Sep 1996 Anderson & Garland, Newcastle 362 Not known £6,000

Other observations

This painting is also known as "Teatime" a frequent name applied to at least six of Harry Brooker's paintings. The poor quality image is from a photocopy held at the Witt Library.

The girl on the floor is probably Ruth, now aged 1 and the boy either Oswald, now 3 or Edgar, now 4.

If the lady is indeed the children's grandmother, then she will either be Emma Hunt or Caroline Ellen Allsop.

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