Thomas Barker of Bath, ink on paper – A River Landscape
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Original ink on paper, Thomas Barker of Bath, A River Landscape, featuring figures fishing from the bank, a boat on the river and cattle to the far bank. Signed bottom left.
A stunning ink study by Thomas Barker of Bath (1769-1847).
Barker was a British painter of landscape and rural life. His painting of wooded landscape with gipsies round a camp fire was featured on the BBC television series Fake or Fortune? in 2019.
He was heavily inspired and influenced by Thomas Gainsborough. In an episode of BBC's Britain's Lost Masterpieces broadcast in November 2019, a forest scene thought to be a copy of a famous painting by Gainsborough, was located at Birmingham Art Gallery. Following a full restoration by Simon Gillespie, the work was attributed Barker
Barker's subject and style were of the English School.
His works were exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institution for more than 40 years. He exhibited nearly one hundred pictures. The Tate Gallery holds six of his paintings. The British Museum also holds a number of Barker's drawings and prints.
A certificate of authenticity is included. Also included is an exclusive accompanying booklet on The Stephen Neale Art Collection (AF), as well a biography of Thomas Barker of Bath.