The Dolls' School Canvas Print

The Dolls' School Canvas Print

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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 Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.


Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 40 cm x 53 cm


Original Painting Information

Walter Frederick Osborne, Irish, 1859-1903

The Dolls' School, 1900

Watercolour and pastel on paper, 45.2 x 59.5 cm

Purchased, 1903



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