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A Wooded River Landscape with Cattle

Artist:
Benjamin Barker, the younger (British, Pontypool, Wales 1776–1838 Totnes, Devon)
Date:
1826
Medium:
Oil on paper mounted on card
Dimensions:
5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (14.0 x 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Elwes & Hanham, Ltd., 2001
Accession Number:
2001.728.2
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
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