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Thomas Barker of Bath

  1769 - 1847
 
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Young Boy Seated

Young Boy Seated   1803

Original pen lithograph, signed on the stone.

Very rare early pen lithograph, on original aquatint mount, as issued. One of the twelve pen lithographs selected for the first set of artists’ lithographs ever to be published.

Excellent impression - both print and original aquatint mount in particularly good original condition. Inscribed on the stone “Barker del”. This outstanding example is from the first issue of Specimens of Polyautography, published in 1803 by Philipp André. This publication was the earliest of its kind, being the first ever to have employed the newly invented process of lithography.

£875



[Standing man holding a stick]

[Standing man holding a stick]   1813

Original pen lithograph.

Very good, strong impression, as issued in the only edition of Thomas Barker’s most important publication, Forty Lithographic Impressions from drawings by Thomas Barker selected from his studies of Rustic Figures after nature. Published privately by the artist himself in an edition of not more than 200 impressions of each pen lithograph in 1813.

£180



[Rustic Figure with Sleeping Youth]

[Rustic Figure with Sleeping Youth]   1813

Original pen lithograph.

Very good, strong impression, as issued in the only edition of Thomas Barker’s most important publication, Forty Lithographic Impressions from drawings by Thomas Barker selected from his studies of Rustic Figures after nature. Published privately by the artist himself in an edition of not more than 200 impressions of each pen lithograph in 1813.

£180



A Study in the Vicinity of Bath

A Study in the Vicinity of Bath   1814

Original pen lithograph.

One of only 50 impressions ever printed. Exceptionally fine impression with bright contrast. On original backing sheet, in particularly good condition.

£265



From a Study Made on Lansdown, near Bath sold

From a Study Made on Lansdown, near Bath   1814

Original pen lithograph.

One of only 50 impressions ever printed. Exceptionally fine impression with bright contrast. On original backing sheet, in particularly good condition.

SOLD