Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.
Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.

Large English Silk and Wool Portrait of Mother & Her Four Children, After John Hoppner R.A., Circa 1810-20.

1810 to 1820 England

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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Superb Large English Silk and Wool Portrait,
A Mother & Her Four Children,
after John Hoppner R.A.,
Circa 1810-20



Dimensions: 31 inches x 24 1/2 inches

A remarkable silk picture with a painted sky background and each figure with a painted face and hands with the remaining portions of the picture finished in wool. The design comes from a mezzotint after John Hoppner made in the 1790s. John Hoppner specialised in painting mothers and children.

The picture depicts a large standing female figure dressed in a white dress and wearing a turban. She stands by two classical columns with her four children in front of her.

The youngest child is sitting on the ground playing with her red shoe in her hands with a tambourine by her side. Her elder sister stands behind her. Both girls are dressed in Empire-style muslin dresses with a low neckline and puffed sleeves and high waist.

Her two brothers stand to one side, each dressed in a skeleton suit with red shirts with wide white frilly collars. Wrapped around the columns is a wide red fabric tied to them by a cord. The branches of a large leafy tree fill in behind.

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Once upon a time children wore miniature versions of their parent's clothing styles. Then, in 1780 or 1790, depending on the source you read, children began to be dressed differently, wearing fashions designed just for them.

Not that small boys, left to their own devices, would have worn high-waisted, ankle length trousers made of heavy cotton or linen and white cambric shirts with ruffled trim, but these “skeleton suits” as they were called were popular for at least fifty years. The pants had high waists because they were buttoned onto the long sleeved jacket.
Dimensions
Height 31.00 inch (78.74 cm)
Width 24.50 inch (62.23 cm)
Stock Code
VM98122
Medium
Silk over linen fabric ground, silk floss, worsted wool yarn, Merino wool yarn, and oil paint.
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