Landscape: Woodland Scene

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
    A group of deer watch with half interest as a man leads a horse, carrying a woman, along a pathway. They pass through a wooded landscape, yet to be identified. The trees are in contrasting shades of rust and green. The evening sunlight is partially blocked by clouds and further obscured from the viewer by the large tree to the left of the composition.
  • About the artist
    George Barret senior was born in Dublin. He began his artistic career colouring engravings and taught drawing in Dublin while making his own studies of the landscape around the city. By the time Barret moved to London in around 1763, he had established a successful career. Barret became a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, exhibiting there until 1782. His landscapes, influenced by Dutch and Italian art, are predominantly views of the wilder areas of Britain, including part of Wales and the Lake District, but also include views of the country estates owned by his various patrons. He was appointed Official Painter to the Chelsea Hospital in 1782, but did not live to complete any work for the hospital.
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Landscape: Woodland Scene
    Oil on canvas
    height: 92.00 cm, width: 127.00 cm
    Purchased from Agnew's, November 1953
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London; from whom purchased in November 1953
    GAC number