Must Try Harder by William Bromley. Signed and dated 1869. A quintessential painting by this well established British painter showing the realities and discipline of early teaching.Period:
71.1 cms High ( 28 inches)
91.4 cms Wide ( 36 inches)
87.6 cms High ( 34.5 inches)
108.0 cms Wide ( 42.5 inches)
7.0 cms Deep ( 2.75 inches)
William Bromley, British : 1835 - 1888
William Bromley was a London historical and genre painter who was the grandson of William Bromley, the engraver. Bromley was a prolific exhibitor at Suffolk Street, where he displayed over 187 works. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution between 1844 and 1870.
Bromley was a clever draughtsman and good painter, who improved upon the landscape genre of his time by means of placing his figures in such a way that the action was concentrated, and the point of his anecdote invariably realised.