A Child eating Porridge
George Manson (Edinburgh 1850 - Lympstone 1876)
Art / Drawings and watercolours
1874 (signed and dated)
Bodycolour on paper
133 mm (5 1/4 in) DiameterOrder this image
Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
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Bodycolour on paper, A Child eating Porridge by George Manson (Edinburgh 1850 - Lympstone 1876), signed and indistinctly dated 1874. Circular. Half-length portrait of a young child , turned slilghtly to the left, sitting on a high-backed wooded chair at a table, holding a spoon in its right hand, about to scoop some porridge from a blue and white porridge bowl on a table. The child has slightly unruly hair tied with a red ribbon and wears a blue smock with a brownish bib tied around its chin. Indistinct interior background.
Coll. a label on the frame has the name of (?), Edinburgh. Date of acquisition by Mrs. Greville not recorded The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey pictures, drawings etc., the Library, page 126.
Marks and inscriptions
Signed indistinctly and dated 74 (on front)
Makers and roles
George Manson (Edinburgh 1850 - Lympstone 1876), artist