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This is a beautiful genre oil on canvas painting by artist WILLIAM HEMSLEY (British, 1819-1906). Entitled FITTING HER DRESS, the painting shows an interior scene of three females. The grandmother hemming the little girls dress as mother and sister look on. In the foreground we see a cat and the little girls toy doll. Hemsley was especially known for his talent at painting family and children, normally in an interior. The artist traveled quite widely in Germany and Holland. Hemsley exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution but especially at Suffolk Street of which he was a member and later vice president. This painting depicts his talents well. Condition is very good with a one inch scuff near the grandmothers chair. I believe the frame may well be original or at least 19th century. Signed and dated en verso. Overall size 13.25'' x 11.25''.