Monday, May 16, 2011

Frederick George Cotman - One of the Family 1880


http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/19c/cotman.aspx

5 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

The boy at the head of the table seems to have his priorities right. The child at the front on the right has a wonderfully realistic air of concentration. But whatever is wrong with the mum? Her detachment from the meal table suggests a lurking tragedy - along with the empty chair . . . which, rather mundanely and irrelevantly sends me off into memories of when every home had one just like it.

Lucy

Hermes said...

Funnily enough just been out with a chap whouse Aunt had 9 children and he was just talking about what chaos meal times were. All good points you made.

Ana de Castro said...

So amazing! I learn so much with you. Thank you for all the beauty.
:-)

Hermes said...

Thank you for being interested Ana.

Anonymous said...

Love the dog's expression. Does anyone know what the thing is on the table that looks like a wooden compass with a blade? Thanks. Sal