A Fireside Scene
DESCRIPTION: This piece was literally found in the loft, cleaned and restored along with the picture of Charles I. The gentleman is seated in a chair recognizable from several other Buss paintings which, in course of time, came to be in my grandparents house in Cirencester, Glos. I've sat in it myself! The Gentleman has his finger raised in the "Jesus teaching" position. His wife fillis his long-stemmed clay pipe. The wet-nurse feeds the child by the open fire. The painting is signed and dated 1846.
There is reason to believe it may once have belonged to the 8th Earl of Essex and was disposed of in 1927 when Cassiobury House, Watford, Essex was demolished.
The image here has been digitally recovered from a low resolution snapshot, looking up at the picture on the wall.
PROVENANCE: Private Collector