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The Children's Holiday

Photo credit: Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

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This painting depicts members of (later Sir) Thomas Fairbairn's family showing Lady Fairbairn in the centre, dressed in silver grey. Her children are all around her – Thomas, Mary, Constance, James and Arthur. The table is laid for tea. In the background are two deer. Thomas Fairbairn was an industrial magnate of Victorian Britain. Fairbairn's factories made him wealthy, and he used this to support many artists, including William Holman Hunt.

Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    213 x 146 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Miss Fairbairn, 1932


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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Torre Abbey The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE England

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