Oil on canvas 27 ½ x 35 inches Framed size 36 ½ x 44 ½ inches Signed & dated 1860
William Bromley was a London painter of historical and genre subjects. He was the Grandson of the engraver William Bromley (1769-1842) and father of Valentine Walter Bromley (1848-1877) who also became a painter.William exhibited 187 works at Suffolk Street, the British Institution and at the Royal Academy from 1844-1870. Bromley became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1860 and exhibited 37 works there. He also exhibited 6 at the Royal Society of Artists Birmingham and 2 at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.The details in his interior cottage scenes are very authentic.
Bibl: Victorian Painters- Christopher Wood Victorian Panorama Paintings of Victorian Life - Christopher Wood British Artists 1880-1940