North Foreland

Robert Barker (1739 - 1806)

Watercolour and ink on paper

1798
  • About the artist
    Robert Barker was born in Kells, in County Meath, Ireland. He was an inventor and painter, specialising in panoramas. His first panorama was a view of Edinburgh, exhibited in 1788. He went on to paint similar panoramic views of several cities, including London, Dublin, Athens and Lisbon. In the following years, Barker’s large scale panoramas became increasingly popular and, in 1793, he was able to build a house in Leicester Square. Barker had two sons. Following his death in 1806, his sons held art exhibitions at his former home.
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  • Details
    Title
    North Foreland
    Date
    1798
    Medium
    Watercolour and ink on paper
    Dimensions
    height: 35.00 cm, width: 55.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    br: Barker. 1798.
    Provenance
    Collection of journalist and newspaper editor Sir Bruce Stirling Ingram (1877-1963) and on loan to the Ministry of Works from 1952; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1963
    GAC number
    1570