The Tennis Party by Sir John Lavery

The Tennis Party

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About the Painting

John Lavery's life - as friend and tutor to Winston Churchill and portrait painter to the Royal family - could not be more in contrast to his youth. An orphan, Lavery had an unhappy childhood and ran away from home at an early age.

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What do you think?

Would you be able to play tennis in those dresses?

Is this a romantic game?

What thoughts would be going through the young girl's mind watching the match?