Waiting Outside Number 12


about 1870

Oil on Canvas

59 x 85.7 cm

The carriage shown in this view is a simple ‘gig’, a light, two-wheeled transport which was the most common vehicle on Victorian roads and which was largely used for short trips to the shops or station. While the anonymous artist has detailed the front door with sympathy, the rendition of what are presumably sash windows on the projecting bow is less precise.