Watercolour on paper mounted on cardboard: 54 x 77 cm / 21.3 x 30.3 ins
Signed lower left

Painter of figures and genre scenes; draughtsman, watercolourist, decorator and designer.

Henry Ryland studied in Paris under Jean Joseph Benjamin-Constant, Gustave Boulanger, Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Ferdinand Cormon. From 1890 on he exhibited at the New Watercolour Society, the Grosvenor Gallery, the New Gallery and elsewhere.

Ryland’s style is a combination of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Albert Moore and at times very similar to John William Godward.  He was also influenced by Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites. He contributed to the “English Illustrated Magazine”.

Biggleswade 1856 - London 1924
British School

P. & V. Berko, "19th Century European Virtuoso Painters", Knokke 2011, p. 514, illustration p. 90.
Ch. Wood, "The Dictionary of Victorian Painters", Woodbridge 1978, p. 411.