Pirara and Lake Amucu, the Site of El Dorado

Charles Bentley (1806 - 1854)
George Barnard ( - 1890)

Colour lithograph

published 3 August 1840
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    Illustrator and lithographer George Barnard was a pupil of artist James Duffield Harding. Barnard exhibited his work from 1832 to 1884 at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Society of Artists and the New Water Colour Society. In 1857 he published ‘The Theory and Practice of Landscape Painting in Watercolours’. By 1853 Barnard had been appointed Professor of Drawing at Rugby. His published works include six plates for ‘Reminiscences of Hastings’ (c.1839) and 27 for ‘Switzerland, Scenes and Incidents of Travel in the Bernese Oberland’ (1843). He also published several manuals on drawing and painting, including ‘The Handbook of Foliage and Foreground Drawing’ (1853) and ‘Drawing from Nature: A Series of Instructions in Sketching’ (1865).
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    Pirara and Lake Amucu, the Site of El Dorado
    published 3 August 1840
    Colour lithograph
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, November 1956
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