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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.

Object Information

artist
Benjamin ,. Barker (British, 1776-1838)
creation date
about 1815
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
25 x 30 in.
accession number
42.6
credit line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. G. H. A. Clowes
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors