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1939 Tipped-In Print William Yeames Problem Picture English Civil War XAN3

1939 Tipped-In Print William Yeames Problem Picture English Civil War XAN3

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This is an original 1939 tipped-in color print of William Yeames' famous problem picture, "And When Did You Last See Your Father?". Like most paintings of this genre, the scene depicted is paused at a vital moment which is left up to the viewer's puzzlement. Without understanding the backstory there are a hundred different reasons why the little boy might be standing in front of those somber people, while his sister cries behind him. However, in this case it is not because the boy is in trouble, but rather his father is. After the English Civil War, Cromwellians were eager to dispose of their foes, and had no qualms about interrogating their next-of-kin to locate them.


This 72+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note that there is printing on the reverse of the mounting board. Also, there is some damage on the lower edge which is visible in the digital image.

  • Product Type: Orig. Tipped-in Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.5 x 5.5 inches; 27 x 14 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Victorian, fashion, Roundhead, soldier, puritan