Harry Linley Richardson
Aotearoa New Zealand / British, b.1878, d.1947
Bathing The Baby
- c. 1913-c. 1914
- Oil on wood panel
- Presented by Miss Daisy Osborn, 1948
- 400 x 530mm
Tags: aprons (protective wear), bathtubs, dresses (garments), families, floral patterns, girls, infants, mothers, people (agents), rituals (events), siblings, soap (organic material), water (inorganic material)
Art Detectives, 20 October 2006 - 25 March 2007
While the baby is lowered gently into the soapy bubbles, her elder sister looks on. The baby, whose name was Joan, also appears as a teenager in the painting Cynthia’s Birthday, which can be seen in the gallery across the wavy bridge. Harry Linley Richardson liked to paint his family from life, but only if they kept very still!
Can you find anything in this painting that reminds you of the yellow boots nearby?