Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)

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Object of the Month - November 2017


Children's Party

Henry Schwiering (?)

Engraved by Robert Havell Junior

Oil on Canvas

Sir D. J. Tata Collection


The painting shows many playful children and adults gathered around a table under a pergola. Children are engrossed in various activities like luring a dog, teasing their companions, eating and drinking, etc.The light coming through the vines creates a pleasant and dappled effect of light and shadows while use of various greens with rapid application appears pleasant.