Henry Barraud came from an artistic family and was the younger brother of the artist William Barraud (see lot 38). He received his training from the portrait and topographical painter, J.J. Middleton and shared a studio in London with William from 1835 until William's death in 1850. They collaborated on many pictures. Henry exhibited seventeen pictures at the Royal Academy and a further fifteen on which he had worked with William. They produced a book together entitled Sketches of Figures and Animals, published by H. Graves in 1850 and the Old Sporting Magazine published seven prints of Henry's works.