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A Tennis Party, 1889 This was the time of the so-called 'Dress Improvers,' when the gowns were extended over steels at the back only. the figure in the front wears a dress of red and white striped cotton with a white vest. Another lady has a purple cashmere dress with a pointed vest, the draperies of the skirt drawn up high at the back, while the dress worn by the third figure is of foulard.

20th Century English School


Dated 1889

Watercolour and pencil

8 ¾ x 7 inches

Upwards of a Century, London: Dickins and Jones, 1909

'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1800-2014', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November 2014-January 2015, no 66

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