The Little Drummer Boy
This cute watercolour shows a small curly-haired boy in a garden landscape entertaining his pet dog by playing his toy drum. Smartly dressed, he wears a blue tunic over pantaloons with black bootees and frilled ankle socks.
The watercolour is dated May 1855 and is housed in a flat profile bird’s eye maple veneer frame with a (rather tarnished) gilt slip. The watercolour has light age-browning as would be expected.
This would make a wonderful addition to a collection of folk art.
Item Ref. 6659
Size: framed, 228 x 190mm (9 x 7½")