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Study of a Woodman

BARKER of Bath, Thomas (1769 - 1847)

Study of a Woodman

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 38.0 x 28.0 cm

Acquired: 1916; Gift; Major F.T. James

Accession Number: NMW A 517

A sketch of a subject frequently treated by Barker. Its unfinished state reveals the artist's use of a warm brown ground to provide a middle tone on which contours were speedily sketched – as in the figure at the left. In 1813 an ink sketch of the principal figure was published in a lithographic portfolio of Barker's drawings titled Impressions of Rustic Figures after Nature.


Nia Meleri Evans Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
20 January 2020, 15:01
Hi Mark,

Thank you for getting in touch with us. I have passed your comment on to our Art Department who will be able to take a further look at this.

Kind regards,

(Digital Team)
Mark Culham
18 January 2020, 12:02
This picture is not a study of a Woodman - please see The Blind Beggar by Thomas Barker, oil on canvas, c.1788. at the Holburn museum Bath.
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