Marked: W.F. WITHERINGTON, R.A. PAINTER (lower left), H. Bourne, Sculpt. (lower right). From the original painting: The Hop Garland exhibited in 1843. It shows an idyllic scene of rural life with the hop-pickers resting in the woods.
Witherington was known for his scenes of bucolic English rural life. His early work mostly focused on landscapes and later included figures and animals with a beautiful landscape vista as a background. He exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1911 until his death.