Alfred William Strutt 1856-1924 was the son of the artist William Strutt. He was born in New Zealand but spent much of his life in England. He painted a variety of subjects including genre and sporting scenes. He is perhaps best known for his paintings of the old lady and a donkey cart, one bolting when it heard the hounds and another stuck in the middle of a stream refusing to move. These were published as steel engravings in signed editions and were so popular they have been published in many ways since. He exhibited regularly at the RA. His work is of very fine quality.