[Young Boy Seated 1803]
Pen lithograph, very rare; separately issued early lithograph from Specimens of Polyautography, published in 1803 by Philipp Andre; sheet 275 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼"). Glued to backing sheet at corners. Crease across centre. Overall staining.
Barker (1769-1847) He also published '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.
Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; For the complete set of 'Forty Lithographic Impressions' see ref. 13436
[Ref: 36810] £380.00