Manchester Art Gallery

Mrs A Scott-Elliot and Children

Object description

Full-length portrait within circular frame, of a woman, Mrs Scott-Eliot, sitting in a garden beneath a fruiting apple tree with her hands clasped about her knees. Two young children, a boy and a girl both dressed in white, sit either side of her, holding onto her arms, a small black pet dog sitting to the left behind the small girl. Dappled sunlight falls across the figures through heavy foliage behind.

Display label

Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, “Oh, why can’t you remain like this forever!” JM Barrie, Peter and Wendy, 1911