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Thomas Barker (aka Barker of Bath)

English painter and lithographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Self-taught landscape and genre painter who was influenced by Gainsborough. He is mostly known for his rustic scenes. His most innovative works are "Impressions of Rustic Figures after Nature" (1813), the first one-man collection of lithographs printed in England, and "The Massacre of the Inhabitants of Scio by the Turks" (1825), a fresco painted on the walls of the picture gallery in his home, Doric House in Bath. As an expert on fresco technique, Barker advised on the redecoration of the Houses of Parliament in 1841.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500029666.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Thomas Barker (aka Barker of Bath):

Thomas Barker Forty Lithographic Impressions from Drawings, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures after Nature, 1813 Lithograph
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