Late Victorian Portrait of a Boy and his Sister
Late Victorian Portrait of a Boy and his Sister

Late Victorian Portrait of a Boy and his Sister

 

Thoughtful, posed and solemn, this little boy and girl, are all dressed up in their Sunday clothes, in typical Victorian pose.  This large oil on canvas has great presence on a wall.

 

Very reminiscent of the photographic poses of the day.  Perhaps this was intentional, or maybe the painting was taken from a photograph, which would have been easier than keeping children still for a prolonged period.  

 

Quite charming and very striking.

 

Well painted and signed lower left in very small red script:

W.J. Atkinson 4/4/89

 

In original frame and slip, big and heavy with minor losses.

 

Frame :  23" x 29"        59 cm x 74 cm

Sight:    15.5" x 21"      39.5 cm x 53 cm

 

£650

 

Ref:  457

 

Late Victorian Portrait of a Boy and his Sister
Late Victorian Portrait of a Boy and his Sister