- Thomas Barker of Bath 1769–1847
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 813 x 1130 mm
frame: 1140 x 1468 x 137 mm
- Purchased 1890
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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