Susan Waters is believed to have been a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), a faith which she shared with her husband. In her lifetime she “was regarded as the most notable of all American sheep painters” and kept sheep in her back yard. She exhibited at the Centennial Exposition pf 1876 in Philadelphia and her best paintings were arguably of sheep, chicks and animals found in the country. Waters died in New Jersey at a Friends Home in 1900. This painting has been professionally restored and has been newly framed in an expensive period reproduction frame. The painting is unsigned.