[Three children in ragged clothes]
Pen lithograph on india backed onto thicker paper, india 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Crease and tearing to india top left.
Separately published lithograph from Thomas Barker's 'Forty Lithographic Impressions From Drawings by Thomas Barker, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures After Nature' (1813), first one-man collection of lithographs ever printed in England. Many of the stones, still bearing Barker's original drawings, are in the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Barker (1769-1847) was born in Wales but known as "Barker of Bath", after the city he moved to as a young man. As an expert on fresco technique, Barker advised on the redecoration of the Houses of Parliament in 1841.
For the complete set of 'Forty Lithographic Impressions' see ref. 13436.
[Ref: 36709] £220.00