Henry John Yeend King (1855-1924) was a painter of rural scenes, many of which (but not all) fall into a category that I would describe as "nostalgic kitsch". Still, he was extremely popular, and quite prolific.
A London landscape and rustic genre painter, Yeend King studied with Bonnat and Cormon in Paris and worked for three years in a glass works, but became a highly successful artist. His painting entitled Milking Time (see it below) was purchased by the Tate Gallery. He had a robust plein air technique, using bright bold colours which stem from his French training. His pictures were highly prized by the Victorian industrialists of the day and consequently a great many of them have been donated by these collectors to their local art galleries and museums, resulting in Rochdale, Oldham, Burnley and Sheffield having examples by him in their collections. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879 and a member of the Royal Institute in 1886, later becoming its Vice President.
A Walk in the Country
A Woodland Glade
An Afternoon Picnic
April Sunshine, Carteret, Normandy (1908)
At the Farm Gate
By the Well
Feeding the Ducks
In the Cottage Garden
Their Favorite Spot
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Young Beauty by the Old Mill Stream