Two children stand outdoors in a landscape. On the left of the canvas is a young girl wearing a blue dress and a black hat with white plumes. Her outfit is a derivation of the “Rubens wife” masquerade costume that was popular in English portraiture. Her left hand holds up her skirt to reveal a white petticoat underneath. Her skirt is full of cherries and her right hand appears to drop cherries into her skirt. Next to her is a young boy. He wears a cream jacket with embroidered trim over a white shirt and brown trousers. His right hand gestures towards the girl’s skirt. His left hand holds up a sporting club. He wears black shows with buckles. A black ribbon is undone at his neck and a black queue ribbon is visible at his neck. He sits on a large rock. Cherries are visible on the ground in front of the girl and a ball is on the ground next to the boy.
See: Carolyn J. Weekely, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 242; Merrow Egerton Sorley, Lewis of Warner Hall: The History of a Family (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, Co., 1935), 70.