inscribed dated and signed on the reverse 2 W Maxwell Reekie Esq / O.B.E. / Oct 12 / 1931 / at Manchester Academy Class/ A Vincent Reade"
William Maxwell Reekie OBE was born in 1869 in Manchester, he studied undr Tom Mostyn and Walter Sickert, he exhibited beteen 1893-1933.
Albert Vincent Reade was born in 1864, he was a portrait, landscape and still life painter. He studied at the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and Colarossi's Paris, He exhibited between 1901 and 1933 and lived in Manchester.