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Boy Holding His Hat

Artist: Thomas Barker of Bath (1769 - 1847) Primary
Date: 1813
19th century
Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.72 in. (19.8 x 12 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, England
Medium and Support: Pen and ink lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.180
This work is not currently on view

Signed on the stone with monogram at lower left. Barker published the first portfolio of lithographs by a single artist. Rustic Figures included forty pen and ink lithographs. Eighteen of the original lithographic stones from the portfolio are preserved in the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. Their survival is extremely unusual, since lithographic stones – which were made from Bavarian limestone and thus were extremely expensive to import – were usually ground down and re-used. Why Barker’s stones survived intact is a mystery, though they likely remained in the artist’s possession until his death in 1847.


Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, Connecticut, The Artist Collects: Highlights from the James Reed Print Collection, March 14-June 8, 2019


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