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Mary Ann Piper and her children ca. 1826

By Augustus Earle

The children depicted in this painting are Thomas (b. 1816) dressed in black, William Sloper (b. 1822) who holds a drum and wears a tailored version of the frock and pantaloons boys wore until they were "breeched" around five years old, Eliza (b. 1818) who stands behind her mother, and Anne Christina Frances (b. 1820) who leans on the arm of her mother's chair. The girls are dressed in white muslin with pink sashes and coral necklaces.

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Collection Item Type:
Painting
Call Number:
ML 672
Published date:
ca. 1826
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Copyright Information:

Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955.

Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Display Location:
Exhibition Galleries
Historical Dates
Started Monday, 1 January 1821
Finished Saturday, 31 December 1831