Cork artist, Henry Albert Hartland, was born at Bellvue, Mallow, Co Cork, and studied at the Cork School of Art, earning a living supplying sketches of the local landscape to a Cork bookseller and painting scenery for the Cork Theatre and the Theatre Royal in Dublin. He left Ireland c. 1870 for London and later Liverpool, where he spent the rest of his life. His talents were soon recognised and his reputation grew. He made many trips to Ireland, exhibiting 5 landscapes at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1865 and occasionally thereafter. He exhibited extensively through the late 19th Century, in prestigious Galleries and Exhibitions, including the Royal Institute and the Royal Academy in London, together with the Society of Artists, the Grosvenor Gallery and the New Watercolour Society. He died in 1893 after falling from a cliff near Liverpool. His work was included in the Guildhall London, Irish Art Exhibition, in 1904, and may now be seen in Liverpool's Walker Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.