A woodland scene featuring a woman and three children, lightly albumenised salt print, laid down, the verso of mount inscribed in pencil 'Phot by/ Henry White 1 Sept. 1856', 192 x 250mm., 
Henry White (1819-1903) was one of Britain's most celebrated landscape photographers in the mid-to-late 1850s. His romantic photographs helped to establish the aesthetic standard for nineteenth-century British landscape photography. White was an active member of the Photographic Society in London and contributed photographs to their albums in 1855 and 1857; he also won a medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1855.
Landscape with Figures is typical of his best known work, intimate and lyrical, and illustrative of his mastery of composition and technique. He mnages to skilfully convey an intimacy between figure and landscape, and emphasise the effects of light and shadow without subordinating the intricate detail.
Literature: The Photographic Album for the Year 1855, 1855; Tom E. Hinson, Catalogue of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art, [c.1996].