This evocative painting depicts the interior of the Rose of Mossley on Rose Lane, south Liverpool. The pub was a short walk from the home of the artist, Robert Timmis.
He painted this typical busy scene of regulars and staff in the 1930s. You can almost smell the smoke in the air and hear the noisy chatter. Timmis (1886 - 1960), taught at Liverpool School of Art from 1913 - 1950. Retrospective exhibitions of his work have been held at the University of Liverpool and Williamson Art Gallery.