James Edward Backhouse (1845-1897)
Signed with initials and dated 1885
Further inscribed with name, title and address on original exhibiton label to the reverse
12 ½ x 9 ¾ inches
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A meticulously observed and skillfully drafted study with a well balanced composition and attractive, delicate colouring.
James Edward Backhouse was born into a distinguished Quaker family from Darlington, County Durham. His family home was Hurworth Grange (as inscribed to the reverse) which was a wedding present from his uncle and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (the architect of the Natural History Museum).