The item is a mounted black and white reproduction of a painting of Robert Bakewell, who is wearing a greatcoat and wide-brimmed hat and sitting astride his horse (said to be named 'Minty'). They are in a meadow, with buildings and cows in the distance.
It was manufactured by the Walker and Boutall Photographic Society (a photographic engraving firm based at 16 Cliffords Inn, London E.C. from 1888-1900), from a painting then in the possession of J.S. Bakewell esquire.
The name of the artist of the original painting is not given, and a signature is not visible; however, the painting is very similar to a portrait in oils by the artist John Boultbee, dated c.1788-91, which is now held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and available on their website. The National Portrait Gallery version includes a pet dog which is not present in this portrait. According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, another portrait by John Boultbee is held at the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery; this item may be a reproduction of that painting.
Dimensions: 12 cm x 14 cm (mounted 22 cm x 29.5 cm)