The Sutton Sisters

Early Victorian Elegance


These fashion-conscious young ladies are known only as the daughters of ‘great grandfather Sutton’. Both sisters wear their hair in ringlets and are identically dressed in cornflower blue dresses with pleated bodices, wide-shouldered necklines and frothy Victoria sleeves tied with ribbon bows and trimmed with lace. The style of dress dates the portraits to the 1840s when dress fashions were being influenced by the youthful Queen Victoria.

Retaining their original strong colours and in excellent condition, these handsome portraits are presented in matching gilt metal frames that are enclosed reverse. The sitters’ identity comes from an associated note in a modern day hand.

APHA Registered

Item Ref. 7306

Size: framed, 109 x 89mm