Henry H. Parker was a landscape and animal painter, flourishing in the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He painted mostly views on the Thames in Surrey, Kent and Wales, in a similar style to that of B. W. Leader.
Parker was undoubtedly at his best when painting country scenes; the skill with which he represents the surrounding landscape is particularly commendable, especially in a more prestigious work such as this. Parker's style could be described as atmospheric; his canvases have a powerful sense of movement, conjured by the vigour of his brushwork.
Works by the artist can be found in many collections, art galleries and museums throughout Great Britain