An engaging naïve watercolour of a little girl in a pale green blue dress and wonderful terracotta hat. She is playing with a spinning top and has a rattle in her left hand. Standing on a beautifully stylised blue green carpet, she wears a coral necklace, a symbol of long life. This picture has a lightness of touch not often found in this genre. It has its original maple frame. English, circa 1820.
Width: 18.5cms (7.25 inches)
Height: 22cms (8.5 inches)