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Explanation of the View of Lausanne and Lake of Geneva.
Explanation of the View of Lausanne and Lake of Geneva. Taken from the Salle d'Arc, on Montbenon, by Henry Aston Barker. Now Exhibiting in his Panorama, Leicester-Square.
J. and C. Adlard, Printers, 23, Bartholomew Close. [n.d. c.1820.]
Wood engraving. 185 x 380mm (7¼ x 15"). Folds and creases.
Keyplate published to accompany the panorama of Lausanne on exhibition at the Strand, by Henry Aston Barker (1774-1856), landscape and panorama painter and exhibitor. In 1793 Robert Barker opened the first purpose-built building for the display of 360 degree panoramas in Leicester Square, and H.A. Barker worked as his assistant. After Robert died in 1806 his bequeathed his panorama business to H.A. Barker. With his partner John Burford a second site on the Strand was acquired in 1816. Following the immense success of his Waterloo panorama, Barker was able to retire in 1824, leaving the management of both rotundas to Robert and John Burford.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for a similar explanation of Barker's Venice panorama see ref. 34775.
[Ref: 37228]   £260.00  
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Henry Aston Barker's Panorama, Leicester-Square. View of the City of St. Petersburgh,
Henry Aston Barker's Panorama, Leicester-Square. View of the City of St. Petersburgh, Taken on the Tower of the Observatory. The Battle of Waterloo is in the Lower Circle. Open from Ten until Dusk. Admission to each Painting One Shilling.
1817. J. Adlard, Printer, 23, Bartholomew-Close, West Smithfield.
Wood engraved broadside with letterpress. Sheet 280 x 270mm (11 x 10½"). Some wear. Creases & foxed.
A circular wood engraving with a 25-point list of important landmarks, the key to a painted panorama of St Petersburg exhibited at the 'Panorama', the first building to be erected for the purpose of displaying panoramas. It is likely that the view was painted by either Barker (1774-1856) himself or John Burford (fl.1812 - 1850). He went to Paris to research for a panorama of the Battle of Waterloo (on display at the same time as St Petersburg') and his sketches were issued as a set of eight etchings by John Burnett. During his lifetime Barker's celebrity opened doors: he met Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Nelson in Naples, and Napoleon Bonaparte on Elba. He married Admiral William Bligh's eldest daughter in 1802.
[Ref: 37063]   £360.00  
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Explanation Of the Battle of Waterloo,
Explanation Of the Battle of Waterloo, Painted On the largest Scale, from Drawings taken on the Spot, by Mr. Henry Aston Barker, (The Figures composed and painted by Mr. John Burnet,) Now Exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester Square. The Upper Circle contains a Representation of the Battle of Paris, Fought by the Allies in March, 1814, With a View of the City and Environs. 1817. Open from Ten until Dusk. Admission to each Painting One Shilling.
[J. Adlard, Printer, 23, Bartholomew-Close, West Smithfield.]
Wood engraved broadside with letterpress. Sheet 365 x 275mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Mounted in album paper, wear to folds reinforced with tape on reverse.
A circular wood engraving with a 68-point key, the guide to a painted panorama of the Battle of Waterloo exhibited at the 'Panorama', the first building to be erected for the purpose of displaying panoramas. According to the letterpress he went to Allied Headquarters in Paris to research the battle. His sketches were issued as a set of eight etchings by John Burnett. During his lifetime Barker's celebrity opened doors: he met Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Nelson in Naples, and Napoleon Bonaparte on Elba. He married Admiral William Bligh's eldest daughter in 1802.
[Ref: 37171]   £360.00  
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