Henry H. Parker (1858-1930) is a well-known English landscape painter who apparently painted a number of pictures of cattle watering near riverbanks. In researching this particular painting, it became clear that Parker liked painting waterways with cows at their edge. Perhaps the multiple paintings carrying the same name stems from Parker being commissioned to several art dealers at the same time or maybe he simply didn’t name each piece.
Regardless, this charming landscape painting shows what appears to be either dawn or dusk approaching and captures a small herd of cows watering along the banks of a small river. Characteristic of many of Parker’s paintings, the sky is both cloudy yet light.
To see more examples of Parker’s work and to learn a little about the artist himself, please visit our artist profile on Henry H. Parker.