William Thomas Roden (British, 1817-1892)
A workman sharpening a scythe, together with another of a workman seated by a table, a pair
both signed 'W.T. Roden', one dated 1876 (lower left); both inscribed verso, one with verse 'Toiling, Rejoicing, Sorrowing? Onward through life he goes, Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close. Longfellow' oil on canvas
34 x 29cm (13 3/8 x 11 7/16in).