Thomas Barker of Bath

Landscape with Figures and Sheep

c.1815

Artist
Thomas Barker of Bath 1769–1847
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 813 x 1130 mm
frame: 1140 x 1468 x 137 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1890
Reference
N01306

Not on display

Display caption

Thomas Barker was known for copying and imitating the work of Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788). Here, Barker has followed Gainsborough in his choice of subject, with a peasant family travelling through the landscape. Such images referred to contemporary debates about the changing rural economy, and its influence on peasant life.

Gallery label, May 2007

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