The word 'Rediviva' means 'revived'. A young girl has found her great grandmother's wedding dress and Regency bonnet from a century earlier in a dressing up box, and is delighting in showing it off. Gregory was most famous for his masterpiece Boulter's Lock, Sunday Afternoon, now in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, which helped secure his election to the Royal Academy in 1897-8. The crowded composition demonstrates the same interest in costume as the present piece, which cleverly capitalises on the interest in the Regency period that was burgeoning in the early years of the 20
t h Century.