Facts about the painting

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

History of the painting

Date Auctioneer Lot Offer Price Sale Price
19 Nov 1992 Sotheby's London 210 £6,000 - £8,000 £10,500

Other observations

This is the only painting featuring five girls and the main attention is again focused on Ruth (as for a lot of Harry's paintings painted around this time). One of the two younger girls standing behind the table were seen in "Kitty's Tea Party 1892" and again later in "The Scrap Book 1894". One of the two seated girls (the one on the left) is also seen in "The Scrap Book 1894".

A jug similar to the hanging from the shelf on the wall behind the girls, features in at least three other paintings "Pretending", "Tea Party 1907" and "The Young Aviators 1918". The painting below the shelf seems to be a coastal scene with a pier stretching across the painting from the coast on the left. Alternatively it might be a bridge across a lake.

This painting has a noticeably more "yellow and orange hue" to it than the neutral colours of most of Harry's paintings.

The doll lying cast aside on the floor also features in "A Dolls Tea Party 1893", "The Scrap Book 1894" and in "The Archers 1894".