Figure 1.-- Edward Coleman painted this portait of a brother and sister, "Portrait of Children with Their Pets" painted late in his career, 1844. The portrait is notable for the boy's very modern-looking clothing. Onterestingly the girl's clothing looks more contemporary.
Coleman was born in Birminghamduring 17??. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (1813-48). He contributed to the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts from 1827. He was elected a member of the RBSA in 1826. Coleman is best known for his portraits. We note one portait of a brother and sister, "Portrait of Children with Their Pets" painted late in his career, 1844. We do not know who the children were. They clearly came from a very affluent family. The waistcoat in a contrasting color was a popular contemprary style. The portrait is notable for the boy's very modern-looking clothing. The tie and collar in particular look surprisingly modern. Interestingly the girl's clothing looks more contemporary.
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