Playing With Baby

Playing with baby, what a sweet family portrait we have here. It was included in an 1887 children’s book written by Mrs. Molesworth aka Mary Louise Molesworth (1839-1921).  A trio of children play together in this pretty line drawing by Walter Crane (1845–1915).

This is a nice-sized image that could easily be used for a postcard or a scrapbook page. I’ve removed the narrative of the story so that leaves you plenty of room for your own text or a picture of your own children – I think it would make a wonderful frame to show off your own family. The drawing depicts an older sister with her two younger brothers sitting on a rug by the fireplace hearth. They are playing with a pair of balls and it appears that the girl is showing the other two something. Both boys look on with great interest; one with his curly head resting on his sister’s shoulder.


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.