Description & Technical information

Originally one of a pendant (the other painting being ‘Our Party at the Derby’), ‘Our Party at the Oaks’ portrays three young society ladies on the hunt for husbands having their palms read by a Romany girl. Having just finished her reading the girl in the foreground has clearly been given much pause for thought. It is no co-incidence that Holyoake has chosen to place these competitive young ladies at The Oaks, the most prestigious and keenly contested race for fillies; sexually mature but as yet unbred females.   

 Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 79cm (27” x 31”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s finest period frame makers.

Date:  1867
Period:  19th century, 1850-1900
Dimensions: 69 x 79 cm (27¹/₈ x 31¹/₈ inches)
Exhibitions: 1867: exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Engraved by James Scott and published in March 1870 by Henry Graves & Company. Private UK collection.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints