Benjamin Barker, the younger (British, Pontypool, Wales 1776–1838 Totnes, Devon)
Oil on paper mounted on card
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (14.0 x 19.1 cm)
Gift of Elwes & Hanham, Ltd., 2001
Not on view
Benjamin Barker II was an accomplished landscape painter in an artistic family that included his father, Benjamin the Elder (1729-1803), and brothers, Thomas (1769-1847) and Joseph (1782-1809). He also made prints--publishing a set of 48 aquatints in 1824 titled "English Landscape Scenery-- and making watercolors (the latter exhibted at the Royal Watercolor Society between 1800-1831). This oil study demonstrates his admiration for Gainsborough's landscapes of the Bath period (1760-73), a city to which Barker moved about 1783.
Sir George Howland Beaumont (British, Great Dunow, Essex 1753–1827 Coleorton, Leicestershire); Donor: Elwes & Hanham
Artist: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)Date: September 1889Medium: Oil color and essence over black chalk on pink laid ("Ingres") paperAccession: 48.190.2On view in:Not on view