Horatio Henry Couldery (1832 - 1893) was born in Lewisham, London. He was an animal painter and illustrator, noted especially for his depictions of domestic cats, kittens and dogs. He trained at the Royal Academy and exhibited there and at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists Gallery in Suffolk Street, and other notable galleries. His work, was highly regarded by art critic John Ruskin.
The music is Sir Sidney Smith's March played by William Jackson.