Set, as its name would suggest, in Sir John Lavery’s studio at Cromwell Place in London, this enormous canvas is a homage to old master painting and a celebration of Lavery’s status. Begun in 1910, it features Lavery’s second wife Hazel, her daughter Alice from her first marriage, and the artist’s own daughter Eileen by his first wife.

Carrying a fruit-laden salver is the family’s Moroccan maid Aïda, and she, like Lavery’s painting on the back wall, alludes to his long-standing relationship with north Africa. Hazel appears in clothes of richly coloured silk and satin, and a feathered turban.