A charming steel engraving of the painting by Victorian British painter David Wilkie Wynfield (1837 – 1887) it first made an appearance at the London Royal Academy in 1876. Wynfield was also a prolific photographer – his early work is sheer genius. He once aspired to the priesthood himself. Quite a story going on in this picture! The new curate has been put under the microscope by Mamma- and the young lady with the fan may be predicting a future scene with herself as Rector’s wife!