This sensitive little sketch was done in January 1891 whilst the Tadema family was staying with the American artist Frank Millet and his wife Lilly at their house in Broadway in the Cotswolds. Kate was eleven years old. Laura’s mother had died in December 1890, and it was decided that a spell in the country would be good for the family. Broadway in the 1880s was a bolthole for several American artists and writers, including John Singer Sargent and Henry James, and the Millet house formed the social centre of the community. Kate Millet was the first model for Sargent’s famous painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose in Tate Britain. Frank Millet died on the fateful maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912.