Signed with writing verso 66 X 51cm
George Augustus Holmes was a London painter of genre scenes who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1852 and 1905.
He was extremely successful throughout his life, also exhibiting at the Grosvenor Gallery, Suffolk Street (110 pictures) and the prestigious Paris Salon.
Subjects of his paintings are usually scenes of everyday life, involving aristocrats on their estates, to farm labourers in fields or cottage scenes, all beautifully observed.
Old writing on the back of the frame would indicate that was once part of a collection owned by someone living in Cheyenne Walk, Chelsea, home of the rich and famous
This is George Augustus Holmes painting at its best:-
A very pretty subject - beautifully painted and in lovely condition in its original frame
Thus only the painting had to be just cleaned-re-varnished and the frame sympathetically re-gilded in 24 carat gold
These type of decorative paintings are also sort by collectors and a slightly larger painting with a similar subject sold at Sothebys for £22,500 plus commission in 2010