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Pony Cart Crossing a Woodland Brook

Benjamin ,. Barker (British, 1776-1838)

This view of a rugged country road winding through an English woodland exemplifies the picturesque tradition in landscape painting. The term "picturesque" is applied to paintings of pleasing natural settings that contain elements of wildness or irregularity.

Barker's landscape style derives from Thomas Gainsborough, whose work he copied and imitated.

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Object Information

Benjamin ,. Barker (British, 1776-1838)
creation date
about 1815
oil on canvas
25 x 30 in.
accession number
credit line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. G. H. A. Clowes
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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