cabinet photograph

G & R Lavis

cabinet photograph

G & R Lavis


3/4 length family group portrait of an old man, a girl and 2 boys. Painted studio backdrop with a faint window. The younger boy is seated to the left, he is wearing a cream wool cap and a light wool suit with a turned down collar and a neck tie and he is holding a small dog. The old man is seated in the middle on a wooden chair, he has receding hair and a long bushy beard and moustache. He is wearing a dark wool suit with a handkerchief in his top pocket. The older boy is standing behind, he is wearing a cream wool cap and a dark wool suit jacket with a spotted neck tie and a turned down collar. The girl is stood to the right, she has long wavy hair worn half up and she is wearing a silk dress with a smocked neckline and a pleated bodice. She has full length sleeves and smocked cuffs and she is wearing a self fabric sash belt. There is a small parrot perched on her shoulder. Written on reverse in pen ' General Holroyd and Family / of Eastbourne (note parrot) / about 65 years ago.'

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cabinet photograph

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G & R Lavis

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size: 16cm x 11cm

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