The artist George Smart (d.1846) was, by trade, a tailor in the village of Frant, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He made figured pictures out of scraps of left-over cloth and became very popular supplying pictures to Queen Victoria's uncle, the Duke of Sussex. His pictures often included portraits of local figures.
For a detailed discussion on the work of George Smart, see James Ayres, British Folk Art, London 1976.
Comparable pictures of 'Old Bright' and 'The Goose Woman' were sold in The Roger Warner Collection, Christie's, London 20-21 January 2009, lots 480 and 481 (£2,500 and £4,250 including premium).