Album leaf painted with a domestic scene depicting the baby's 'manyue' , or full moon, celebration to mark the first month after birth. The seated mother is holding the baby, while a man is combing the baby's hair. The father is standing to the side. A seated man and a standing woman witness the ceremony. Watercolour and ink on pith. Artist unknown.
From an album entitled ‘A Chinese Mandarin, Life from the Cradle to the Grave’, brought from Shanghai by Capt. Geo. F. Thomas, of the China Tea Clipper ‘Omba’, which docked at Dover in 1866.