A very young Victorian child borrows a dining room chair to spy out the window at two birds. I suspect someone else was sitting at this window before this little tyke climbed on the chair. Perhaps, their mother had been watching the birds too. The child is wearing a long white nightdress, ankle height socks and little brown shoes. A hanging plant is just overhead. The wallpaper is a sort of nondescript beige on beige design. Overall, the color scheme is one of beiges and browns with a bit of green coming from the plant. If you look carefully, you can see the birds sitting together on a tree branch.
This vintage drawing was included in the vintage children’s book Holly Berries. It was illustrated by Ida Waugh (d. 1919) and released in 1881.
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.