William Henry Hamilton Trood was born in Taunton, Somerset in 1860. Trood later moved to London and became one of the most distinguished animal painters of his time. Trood specialised in dogs, his highly accomplished works accentuates the heartwarming subjects within his quality works. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited between 1879-1898 at The Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery and The New Watercolour Society. His paintings were usually given sentimental titles such as “The Old Man’s Darling “and “Home Sweet Home”. Trood sadly passed away on the 2nd November 1899.