The Teething Ring

Circa 1840


Drawn in pencil with watercolour highlights, this charming portrait shows two young siblings, the youngest perched on a chaise longue with the older sister standing close by. The fair-haired baby – probably a boy – has a teething ring on a ribbon attached to the sash on his dress. His sister, wearing a tiered dress and little shiny shoes with ankle straps, is holding a posy of flowers.

The portrait is presented in an attractive bird’s eye maple veneer frame with a gilt slip.

Item Ref. 6550

Size: framed, 302 x 240mm (12 x 9½")