Girl in Green

Circa 1830


The names of the children in this delightful pair of watercolours are sadly lost to history but it is at least fortunate that the siblings have stayed together. Dressed in green, the little girl’s dress is trimmed with braid and has tiny puffed sleeves, a slashed bodice and a belted waistline. She has been entrusted with the family rabbit that is tucked under one arm.

Also dressed in green, her brother is wearing a striking tunic similarly trimmed with black braid and belted at the waist with white pantaloons and a shirt with a shawl collar fastened with a striped ribbon bow. His shoes are decorated with little bows and he has a top hat in his hand.

Both portraits are set against landscape backdrops with trees and pink hollyhocks. The portraits are set in the original dark wood frames with tarnished gilt slips.

Item Ref. 2652

Size: framed, 348 x 299mm (13¾ x 11¾")