Pen lithograph on india backed onto thicker paper with watercolour wash by Thomas Barker, 230 x 165mm (9¼ x 6¼"). Trimmed into india border; staining top centre.
Lithograph from Thomas Barker's (1769-1847) 'Forty Lithographic Impressions From Drawings by Thomas Barker, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures After Nature' (1813), the 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 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: 36710] £220.00