Thomas Barker of Bath Landscape with Figures and Sheep c.1815

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Landscape with Figures and Sheep
Date c.1815
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

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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.

May 2007

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