|Oil on canvas, group portrait of Henry Clark's mother-in-law, Mrs Davies, and four of his children in the drawing room of his home, 186 High Street, Homerton, in a reproduction oil gilded frame. It is by William Holman Hunt and dates from c. 1846.
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|This painting depicts a female figure in black with a white bonnet and shawl, holding a book and seated in an interior with four children. She is seated on a carved wooden upholstered sofa or daybed with a coloured rug or shawl beside her. To her left there are two young children seated on the floor which is covered with a patterned design. A white cat is seated on the carpet in the foreground. To the right of the composition is a black grate and marble mantel with a gilt frame. Beside the fireplace two children are shown standing by the fireplace, one wearing a red smock and holding a hoop and the other a girl wearing a blue dress with white trimmings, her hair curled in ringlets. The walls are papered with a red design of foliate scrolls, with gilt-framed paintings and a door to the right.