Cattle by a Stream by Leopold Rivers signed lower right and dated 1862. The Victorian artist Leopold Rivers was born in London in the mid-19th century. A landscape and watercolor painter and designer, he was the son and pupil of the well-known British artist William Joseph Rivers, who had also exhibited from 1843 to 1855 at the Royal Academy and British Institute. Known for his romantic and atmospheric landscapes depicting the country life in the counties and shires around London, Leopold also found success in his artistic career. He exhibited widely, hanging 188 paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists, where he was honored with a membership. He exhibited 55 paintings at the Royal Academy Sulfolk Street Gallery from 1873. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, Sulfolk Street in 1890 and at the Royal Academy from 1873 to 1904, and at the Royal Institute of Painters of Watercolors.