John Dobby Walker (1863-1925) was a watercolour painter bornÂ in Bradford who started his working career as a coach trimmer andÂ painter at Sheethams, a local coach building firm. He studied paintingÂ at the Bradford Church Institute and, following a spell as an art teacher, devoted his time toÂ painting, mainly landscape views. He painted mostly around his home in the West Riding but also travelled and exhibited widely both throughout the U.K. and on the continent. His work is now held in good private collections and also in Public Art Galleries. The present water colour is a lovely example with family provenance. It measures 11"x 14" and is signed lower right. It is mounted and framed giving an overall size of 19"x 23".