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Thomas Barker of Bath

1769 - 1847

From a Study Made on Lansdown, near Bath by Thomas Barker of Bath

From a Study Made on Lansdown, near Bath   1814

  Original pen lithograph.
Signed with monogram on the stone.
Ref: Man Homage to Senefelder 21
S 402 x 315 mm; I 298 x 224 mm
Original Thomas Barker pen lithograph.

Exceptionally fine impression with bright contrast. On original backing sheet, in particularly good condition.

One of only 50 impressions ever printed. This rare early pen lithograph was published privately at Bath in 1814 in Thomas Barker’s only series of lithographic landscapes under the title of Thirty-two lithographic impressions from pen drawings of landscape scenery. These freely handled lithographic drawings reflect Thomas Barker’s continuing interest in the peasant and rural life of his day – indeed, this particular subject is sometimes viewed as a contemporary interpretation of The Flight into Egypt. It is particularly unusual to find an example of this scarce original print with full margins and in such fine original condition.

On off-white wove paper laid on original cream wove backing sheet, watermarked 1807, as issued.