S/474 A HIGHLAND BURN by GEORGE W*** HORLER
Signed and inscribed with the title on reverse
Oil on Canvas
Canvas size: 14x18 in./35.5x45.5 cm.
Frame size: 20x24 in./51x61 cm.
George Horlor painted in oils and specialised in Animal and Sporting Subjects, including some Shooting Scenes painted in the Highlands of Scotland. He lived and worked variously in Cheltenham and Birmingham, and lastly at "The Elms", 47 Boston Road, Brentwood in Essex, from which address he sent his last picture to the Royal Academy in 1891, the year of his death.
George Horlor exhibited regularly in the London Galleries between 1849-1891 and showed 23 works in Birmingham between 1850-1861, all being animal and sporting scenes. The composition of his paintings were well thought out, and working in a bright cheerful style, his subjects were pleasing on the eye, being well drawn and usually shown in their natural surroundings.