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Childhood's Treasures

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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Children in a barn with puppies. In the centre of the picture is a ramshackle, broken old wooden table with wisps of straw and a battered tin bowl. On the left are two puppies, one light brown, one white with black ears; they lie curled up to each other in some straw. Behind the table, in the centre of the picture, stands a young dark-haired girl in a brown dress, who looks down at the light brown puppy she holds in her arms. On the right, at the end of the table, stand two smaller children, a blonde girl and a dark-haired boy, both with rosy cheeks. They look on, captivated by the puppies. Behind them, the background shows the brick wall of the shed or barn.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries





oil on canvas


H 68.6 x W 127 cm

Accession number

NCM 1896-67

Acquisition method

purchased from W. A. Michael, 1896

Work type



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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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