This conversation piece depicts a typical middle class family of the period.

Francis Brewster was a linen draper and lived in Beccles, Suffolk with his three surviving daughters and son. The setting is unostentatious and relatively plain although the tripod table and India-backed chairs are of good quality and of recent design.


Sotheby's, New York, 1997; private collection, UK; Elwes & Hanham Ltd, London.

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