Isaac Snowman (1874-1947) was an Anglo-Jewish artist, born in London. While his work frequently focused on Jewish themes and subjects, he was also known for his portraits, genre and domestic views such as the present work. Between 1893 and 1919, he exhibited 25 works at the Royal Academy.

Such was his reputation during his lifetime, that he was commissioned to paint portraits of King George V and Queen Mary. Although Snowman lived for many years in north London, he eventually moved to Jerusalem, with a studio above the Damascus Gate.
 At the outbreak of the Second World War, Snowman was on a trip to London and failing health prevented him from returning to Jerusalem. He died in 1947 and is buried at Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

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