Oil Paintings, Landscapes, pair by Joseph Barker of Bath (1824-1904)


Pair of Landscape scenes by Barker, one depicting a shooting party coming home with their days catch, the other with cattle, lake and the party in the distance.
Signed by the artist, both in perfect cleaned and restored condition.
Canvas Size 30” x 50”
( Framed size 37” x 57” )

John Joseph BARKER of Bath (1824-1904).
Painter of genre and historical subjects, a member of the Barker family of painters from Bath. Exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1835 to 1866.
Barker Family:
They settled in Bath c. 1783. The earliest member of the family active as an artist was Benjamin Barker the Elder (?1720-1793), known principally for his paintings of horses. Of his four sons, Thomas Barker, Benjamin Barker the Younger (1776-1838) and Joseph Barker (1782-1809) became landscape painters. Thomas had eight children, of whom Thomas Jones Barker became best known, though Benjamin Barker (1817-1889), John Joseph Barker (1824-1904) and Octavius William Barker (b. 1826) also painted genre and historical subjects. The family dominated the art world in Bath throughout the 19th century, although only Thomas and Thomas Jones achieved national success.

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