As the eldest son of the painter and amateur photographer Thomas Sutcliffe, Frank Sutcliffe learned about painting, etching, and photography from an early age. He spent most of his career photographing in and around the North Yorkshire village of Whitby. His familiarity with the place and its people allowed him to have a strong connection with his sitters, in particular, the fishermen and their families as well as those who lived and worked in the countryside. He also used his own children as models, as in this tender portrait of his two eldest daughters, Catherine and Eveleen (known as Lulu). The photograph was made at a farm in Glaisdale near Whitby, known as Hart Hall, a place where Sutcliffe photographed often.