To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "AN ENGLISH WILLIAM IV SITTING ROOM IN LATE SUMMER, English School"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
A blue cloth with a rich Indian pattern covers the table, on which a bowl of late summer fruit and a glass of water stand in readiness. The white froth of lace covering the collar and bonnet of the main figure, together with her heavy silk dress, indicate a solidly well-off existence, as much as the hint of breeding and learning in the book she holds. The gleaming fire in the bright-steel, late George III or Regency grate further indicates affluence, as does the white dress of the young woman seated on the other side of the table, all though without undue display. The setting and seated female figure have a fascinating counterpart in a similar scene, formerly in the possession of the late Geoffery Bennison. (Ref. Christie's, Interiors sale, 17 November 1994, Lot 106)
The focus is directed to the young boy in his frogged coat, about to bowl his hoop outside. The woman extends a valedictory hand and the governess or mother, perhaps, glances at him. Is he the heir to a vast fortune or will he seek one in the colonies? We long to know more about the characters and it is the artist's skill to bring them so vividly alive in our imagination.
|Height||343.00 mm||(13.50 inches)|
|Width||348.00 mm||(13.70 inches)|