Facts about the painting

Size 28 " x 35"
Format Oil on Canvas
Signature Lower Left
Frame Not known

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
20 Nov 1983 Sotheby's South Africa 291 Not known R 5,000
17 Nov 1997 Phillip's Bath 98 £5,000-£7,000 £5,000

Other observations

This is the second earliest known painting in what became his favourite size and orientation.

This is one of only three known paintings away from the house. With most of Harry Brooker's paintings featuring indoor scenes, there are about six or so paintings of scenes in the back yard or garden, but only four feature scenes in the country.

The children could be Ruth (now aged 5) and Charles (age 2) in the box with Edwin (now aged 4) pushing. One of Oswald and Edgar is pushing with the other squatting further down the path attending to his shoes. Assuming that the children featured are Harry and Edmee's then this is the earliest painting featuring all five of their then children. Elsie (no 6) was not born till 1894.