Coleman, W.S. (illus).
London. A&F Pears Ltd., 1898.
Chromolithograph, 17 3/4 x 23 inches on sheet 20 1/2 x 26 inches. Light soiling and creasing to margins, three stains to lower margin well outside image area, multiple edge tears up to 3/4 inch (also outside image area). 3 inch tear to right edge extends into image area by 1 1/4 inches; 5 1/4 inch strip of tape on verso used to repair it has discolored the paper on recto, though not very noticeable in image area. Sold as is. Despite faults, an attractive print with a fine array of colors and textures; would display well. Image shows slight glare from photography lights. Please contact us to receive a copy of our Pears Soap Chromos listing. A young girl sews while a toddler naps on a sunny day in this painting by W.S. Coleman, whose classical art-influenced style was dubbed “toga and terrace”. Coleman (1829-1904) learned how to paint on pottery in 1869 and was later appointed Director of the Minton Art Pottery Studio in London. The texture of the Oriental rug hanging on the rear wall is rendered in a most realistic manner, dominating the domestic image in the foreground. Item #56649