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Oil painting - A Little Girl at the Toy-Mender's

A Little Girl at the Toy-Mender's

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1902 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Salomon (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Museum number:

    B.132-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Painting of a little girl at the toy-mendersshows a toy-mender's workshop, furnished with shelves, drawers, a work table and a desk. He is seated by the table looking at the child over the top of his spectacles & is holding her broken doll; she stands to one side, eyes downcast (possibly crying) her pinafore crumpled in her hands. The workshop is evidently a room in a cottage, rather than a shop, with a wooden door to one side: bottles & pots of glue, paint etc & brushes stand about the room, with dolls & parts of dolls. The toy-mender wears typical artisan's clothing of the period: a dark (probably leather) apron over a collarless white shirt, dark waistcoat & trousers; the child has short hair & wears a white pinafore over a short-sleeved dark green frock with red socks & black shoes with instep straps.

Physical description

Painting of a little girl at the toy-mender's, in oil on canvas in a frame of black-stained wood, & of landscape proportion. It shows a toy-mender's workshop, furnished with shelves, drawers, a work table and a desk. He is seated by the table looking at the child over the top
of his spectacles & is holding her broken doll; she stands to one side, eyes downcast (possibly crying) her pinafore crumpled in her hands. The workshop is evidently a room in a cottage, rather than a shop, with a wooden door to one side: bottles & pots of glue, paint etc & brushes stand about the room, with dolls & parts of dolls (including a large dressed doll sitting in a trunk on the floor, & two complete dolls, one of them dressed, hanging in the window); there is also an open fire, and a pair of bellows. The toy-mender wears typical artisan's clothing of the period: a dark (probably leather) apron over a collarless white shirt, dark waistcoat & trousers; the child has short hair & wears a white pinafore over a short-sleeved dark green frock with red socks & black shoes with instep straps.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1902 (made)

Artist/maker

Salomon (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas

Marks and inscriptions

SALOMON 1902

Dimensions

Height: 63.4 cm canvas, Width: 82 cm canvas, Depth: 2.3 cm canvas, Height: 79.3 cm frame, Width: 97.1 cm frame, Depth: 3.5 cm frame

Object history note

Gift of Miss Margaret H Wesson, 1995

Given as a present to the donor when an adult

Descriptive line

Painting (little girl at toy-mender's); British, 1902

Production Note

Made by: Salomon (signed)

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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