Oil painting on canvas, A Mother and Child by a River, with Wild Roses, attributed to Mildred Anne Butler (Kilmurry, Thomastown 1858 - Kilmurry, Thomastown 1941), monogrammed ABM and dated 1900 and repainted by Tom Helme (b. 1940), a National Trust restoration adviser in 1989. Landscape with river stretching to the far horizon on the left, with green meadows on each bank and line of trees on the horizon on the right. In the front stretching from left to centre, are wild meadow flowers. In the centre is a small wall on which a child is standing behind a long branch of wild roses, the child has short curly golden hair, wears a blue dress and is barefoot. A woman on the right has her arm around the child and looks in profile to the left, she has brown hair and wears a pink, short-sleeved dress and a grey apron. Her left hand rests on a wooded fence. Original to house.
Given to the National Trust and accepted for the Tea Room in the 1970s
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed:: ABM 1900
Makers and roles
attributed to Mildred Anne Butler (Kilmurry, Thomastown 1858 - Kilmurry, Thomastown 1941), artist
A. B. M. (fl.1900), artist