“Children Playing in the Courtyard”
Oil on canvas, 24 1/8 x 20 1/8 in.
Signed and dated lower left 1885
Harry Brooker was a ‘genre painter’, meaning that he portrayed domestic scenes, often of children at play. Between 1875 and 1920 he painted in excess of 120 paintings including portraits and still life. Many of these paintings still exist in both private collections and a few can be seen in galleries open to the public.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy and other London and provincial exhibitions.