James Crawford Thom, Cottage Interior With Child & Baby

James Crawford Thom, Cottage Interior With Child & Baby

This gentle mid-19th-century interior scene by American artist James Crawford Thom (1835-1898) depicts a child blowing bubbles to entertain their younger sibling. The figures are brightly lit amid a quiet rustic interior.

Signed in the lower right and housed within a beautiful period frame.

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Medium: Oil on panel
Overall size: 22” x 25½” / 56cm x 65cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Condition: Artwork presents well. One area of cracking but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £12,302 achieved for an oil painting in 2001.

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