Oil on canvas
Image size: 25 x 36 inches
Watts gilt frame
This is painting is attributed to Herkomer, as most of his works were signed and so hard to say for certain.
Sir Hubert von Herkomer CVO RA was a German-born British artist, and also a pioneering film-director and composer. Though a very successful portraitist, especially of men, he is mainly remembered for his earlier works that took a realistic approach to the conditions of life of the poor. Hard Times (1885; Manchester Art Gallery) showing the distraught family of a travelling day-labourer at the side of a road, is probably one of his best known works.