A group of Victorian children meeting up to confer. The youngest child appears to have been excluded from the huddle and stands crying outside the circle. A mixture of girls and boys are included in this fun drawing. I could see it on a scrapbook page with a family football game.
It’s also a great picture for a variety of metaphors like excluded, conferring, plotting.
This drawing and a number of our other drawings of children are from the artist Ida Waugh (d. 1919). This one was included in the 1881 work Holly Berries.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.