The First Piano Lesson
- Art Funded
- 34 x 34.5 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £4,215 (Total: £11,250)
The place of middle-class children within the home and attitudes of parents towards them is under-researched and a subject that the Geffrye hopes to open up with a major exhibition in the future. The painting modifies the stereotypical view that Victorian children were to be seen and not heard. Children have been under-represented in the Geffrye Museums collection of Victorian paintings.
JS Maas & Co, London; Sir David Scott, 1986; Sotheby's, 2008.
The museum is now closed to undergo a major, transformational development project. It will reopen in spring 2020.
Throughout closure, the Geffrye's restored almshouse will remain open for tours and a full programme of events will be run in the front gardens.