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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    Benjamin Barker (Pontypool 1776-1838 Totnes)

    A pastoral landscape with a watermill, figures and cattle in the foreground

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    Benjamin Barker (Pontypool 1776-1838 Totnes)
    A pastoral landscape with a watermill, figures and cattle in the foreground
    signed and dated 'B. Barker Pinx.t 1807' (on rock, lower right)
    oil on canvas, unlined
    46¼ x 69 in. (117.4 x 175.3 cm.)


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    Benjamin Barker was the second son of Benjamin Barker Snr. (c.1720-1793) and younger brother of Thomas Barker (1769-1847). Benjamin West visited Bath in 1807 and commented that 'The two Barkers [are] very ingenious;... Benjamin, the younger brother, is the better landscape painter' (J. Farington, vol.VIII, 10 November 1807). Benjamin Barker II concentrated on landscape painting, and made sketching tours for the material for his pictures in North Wales, Yorkshire, Kent, Dorset and Devon between 1800 and 1815. He exhibited his first work at the British Institution in 1806, and exhibited there regularly until 1838, as well as at the Royal Academy.

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    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Large Drawing Room, '14 Paintings - £75.0.0'