Sep 16, 2005

Rustic Figures: Two Boys

Rustic Figures: Two Boys


Thomas Barker

(British, 1769–1847)

Lithograph hand-colored with brown wash

Support: Heavy wove paper with chine collé

Sheet: 26.3 x 18.6 cm (10 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.); Image: 21.8 x 14.6 cm (8 9/16 x 5 3/4 in.); Secondary Support: 23.5 x 15.7 cm (9 1/4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Gift of Marsha and Tom French in memory of Fred Schmidt 2001.169

Catalogue raisonné: Not in Felix Man



Lithography was invented in Germany in 1798 as a commercial technique but soon spread to England where it was quickly adopted by artists. This is one of the very earliest artist's lithographs which is very welcome in our fine collection of early lithography.

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