The painting shows the 17th century buildings of Henley, including the old wooden bridge with stone flood arches, the cupola of the Guildhall, the Church and the mill on the river.

It also depicts agriculture and haymaking in the riverside meadows.


Harry Hamilton Johnston by 1898 and then by descent to the present owner.

River & Rowing Museum

Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BF
01491 415600

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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