The Dolls' School Art Print
Osborne was at his best when painting children, of whom he was clearly fond. He treated them with empathy and understanding, avoiding the sentimentality which characterised many Victorian renderings of childhood. Osborne often painted children in their own domestic environments as in this watercolour, where a girl plays 'school' on her bed, having lined up her dolls in order of size. The model is believed to be Violet Stockley, the artist's niece, whom he painted frequently.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
Original Painting Information
Walter Frederick Osborne, Irish, 1859-1903
The Dolls' School, 1900
Watercolour and pastel on paper, 45.2 x 59.5 cm