Thomas Barker (att.) (1769-1847)
|Portrait of a Boy Playing a Flute in a Landscape
|This interesting painting is a British Old Master late 18th century or early 19th century oil painting attributed to Thomas Barker of Bath. It is stylistically very similar to his other works of the period such as Rustic in a Landscape. The composition is a seated young boy playing a type of flute against a landscape background. The artist has focused on the boys face and hands in great detail and the boy gazes right at the viewer. There are tremendous pink/purple tones in the sky suggesting dusk is approaching. A captivating image.
|Oil on paper laid on canvas
|20 x 25 inches
|Housed in a complementary frame, 35 inches by 30 inches and in good condition.
|Thomas Barker (1769 -1847), (known as 'Barker of Bath,') was a British painter of landscape and rural life. There are six paintings by Barker in the Tate Gallery, including A Woodman and his Dog in a Storm (originally presented to the National Gallery in 1868) and several landscapes. The British Museum holds a number of Barker's drawings and prints. Three of Barker's paintings, Italian Landscape 1808, Landscape with a Waterfall and Landscape with Cattle are in Wolverhampton Art Gallery.