Playtime is a limited edition Wax soft body art doll by acclaimed British artist Brenda Burke. This doll set, Mother and Child, was produced in a limited edition of only 35. The Mother sits approximately 16 inches tall. The inscription on her hangtag is as follows: "Betsy joyfully reaches out for the playrings in her mother's hand. Madelaine watches her with love and pleasure as she sees the bright little mind stretching towards the future.
Brenda Burke's limited edition wax dolls are dressed in fine silks and antique French lace, and are a collector's dream and "an investor's joy", as was written of them in the Chicago Tribune, Lifestyles section , 1-13-91 by Charlene Braumbich. They are not only pieces of doll art but have also been deemed a wise place to put your money. Both the dolls, and the artist, are acclaimed.
Brenda Burke was trained in the classical style of the old masters at the famed Famham Art School in the vicinity of London, as well as in those cities of great art, Florence and Rome, Italy. Her work is exhibited in private collections around the world, as well as the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Society of Miniature painters, and the Royal Watercolor Society. She is a member of the age-honored London Guild of Painters, and has earned the prestigious Freedom of the City of London talent award for her art. She has been commissioned to do portraits of the Broccoli Family, producers of the James Bonds movies, the Empress Fara Diba, the Princess Grace Foundation, Mary Kay, the Texan cosmetics queen, and many others. She has presented her work to the Queen of England, and was commissioned for the portrait of Prince Charles and Lady Diana's Engagement, as well as for the Christening of Prince William.
Long dimension in inches. Height if the piece is taller than wide, width if vice versa.