ATT: Thomas Barker of Bath 1769-1847 Pair of Oil Paintings Portraits
ATT: Thomas Barker of Bath ( Pontypool 1769 - Bath 1847 )
A superb pair of oil paintings depicting a portrait of a Lady and Gentleman. Presented in period frames.
Frames: 58cm x 46cm
Thomas Barker of Bath was a painter and lithographer. In his early works, such as the Tate's The Woodman and his Dog in a Storm the influence of Thomas Gainsborough is particularly evident. He studied in Italy from 1790 to 1793, but there is little sign of any artistic development in paintings executed after his return to Bath. His most innovative works are the 1813 series Impressions of Rustic Figures after Nature, the first one-man collection of lithographs printed in England, and the Massacre of the Inhabitants of Scio by the Turks, a fresco painted in 1825 onto the walls of the picture gallery in his home, Doric House, Sion Hill, Bath.