Mother & daughter at the well

Henry Edrington Hobson

English ( b.1820 - d.1881 )

Mother & daughter at the well

  • Oil on panel
  • Signed & dated 1861 lower left

Image size 7.7 inches x 5.5 inches ( 19.5cm x 14cm )
Frame size 10.6 inches x 8.7 inches ( 27cm x 22cm )

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Sold by Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Henry Hobson dated 1861.
The painting is presented and supplied in its’ original Victorian ornate frame (which is shown in these photographs).
The painting is signed and dated 1861 lower left.

Henry Hobson was an English artist, born in Bath in Somerset. His father was also an artist. He painted mostly figures and rural scenes of village life. He had works exhibited from 1857 to 1866 at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and has a painting in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This charming original oil on panel depicts a rural scene, of mother and daughter. They have descended a set of stone steps to a clearing in woodland. The mother, still a young woman, is dressed modestly in a pink blouse or top, worn over a long yellowish skirt. She has bare feet and her dark hair is tied back neatly with a pink ribbon. Her daughter, perched on a large flat rock, is wearing a bright red dress, over which she has a grey pinafore and a cream coloured bonnet. She is wearing grey socks and brown shoes. The mother and daughter stand close, mother carefully holding a large earthenware urn, from which the girl is drinking. In the background is a wooden pale or pitcher. The overall scene is a tender and intimate one, from which we feel the love that exists between these two.