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.

Provenance

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


The Geffrye Museum of the Home

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