William Drummond

A Mother & Children Within An Interior

William Drummond

A Mother & Children Within An Interior

This beautiful mid-19th-century watercolour by British artist William Drummond (act.1800-1860) depicts a mother and her children within an interior. One of her sons feeds the family parrot, while another leans on a portfolio.

William Drummond was an accomplished portraitist who fulfilled a burgeoning need amongst the middle and upper classes to have one’s likeness depicted as a symbol of power and prestige. His skill as a draughtsman brought much acclaim.

Parrots were a popular addition to many Victorian homes and celebrated for their repertoire and longevity.

Signed/dated, framed and glazed.

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Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 28” x 36” / 71cm x 91cm
Year of creation: 1848
Labels & Inscriptions: Framer’s label on reverse.
Provenance: Private collection, Scotland / Private collection, England.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Two very minor tears towards the edge. Frame with some light wear.

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