This genre painting provides a closely observed representation of a Victorian domestic interior.

Its importance is enhanced because the painting is dated, providing a specific and revealing marker in the exploration of middle-class taste and the domestic interior.


Anon sale, Phillips, London, 1998; Forbes Collection; Christie's sale, 2003.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, Greater London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893

Opening times

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.

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