It was partially destroyed by a great fire March just after the baron Robert Lejeune, then owner of the castle, had been installing new central heating. The castle now remains in ruins. Only the chapel behind the castle was spared
He might have his arm around sister's shoulder (his hand looks so strong), but he's not comfortable with it there. The clothes "tween" boys wore in the 1840s-50s were really kind of cool. I think sister is wearing mamma's earrings and wristlets, carrying mamma's fan for this picture.