signed and dated Frank Holl 1879
oil on canvas
35 x 47"
Typical of his dramatic work in the late 1870's this has an interesting story, as it was based on the interior of a cottage he happened to shelter in whilst on holiday in North Wales in 1876 and the figures are presumably the young widow and her child who lived there. The woman spoke scarcely any English.
A.M. Reynolds, The Life and Work of Frank Holl, London (1912)