Henry Charles Woollett was born in 1826 in Brighton, Sussex. At some point he visited the Cheltenham area where he met Martha Pilley (b 1843), the daughter of a tailor. They married in 1866 and lived in Cheltenham before settling in Liverpool after the birth of their first child. The family lived at 54 Herschell Street, Everton.
Woollett specialised in landscape rustic scenes often featuring figures, horses and farm animals. He seems to have spent his spare time travelling around painting views of the surrounding towns and villages. The horses he painted were often working animals and he also produced a number of works featuring horse markets such as those that took place in Chester.
Examples of his work can be found at the Williamson Art Gallery and the Grosvenor Museum.
The painting is housed in its original period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||21.25 inches x 33.25 inches (54cm x 84.5cm)|
|Framed Size||31.5 inches x 43.5 inches (80cm x 110cm)|