Mark Senior (1862 - 1927) was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire. His views of the coast of Yorkshire and especially Runswick Bay were exhibited widely at important public and private Galleries helping to define further the rural schools of post-Impressionism and giving him an important place in the history of art in Yorkshire. In his lifetime Mark Senior achieved recognition in his native, much-loved Yorkshire and was able to number among his friends some of the leading artists of his day, such as Philip Wilson Steer, Frank Brangwyn, James McNeill Whistler and William Orpen. "The Milking Shed" is a charming oil painting on canvas measuring 16"x 13". It is signed lower right and is framed in the old gilt frame giving an overall size of 20"x 17".