Forty Lithographic Impressions From Drawings by Thomas Barker, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures After Nature.
Privately printed by the artist, limited edition of 200. Folio, original boards with printed title label, lacking spine, boards detached; title + pp. (iv) + 40 lithographs. Some damp staining to first dozen plates.
Thomas Barker (1769-1847), born in Wales but known as "Barker of Bath". As an expert on fresco technique, Barker advised on the redecoration of the Houses of Parliament in 1841. This work was the first one-man collection of lithographs ever printed in England, printed by Redman of Bath.
[Ref: 13436] £1,150.00