Edward Horace Thompson (1879 - 1949) was a prolific Cumbrian artist who painted mainly in watercolours. He was born in Workington where he worked for 25 years as a clerk in the local steelworks. He later moved to a village near Cockermouth and later still he lived in the vicinity of Lake Bassenthwaite, Cumbria where he was a frequent visitor to the Pheasant Inn on the shores of the lake. Living in the English Lake District he was inspired by his surroundings and his preferred subjects included lakeland scenes, mountains and moorland. Many of his lakeland scenes were reproduced as postcards.