Beddgelert Bridge, North Wales

Joseph Barber

Beddgelert Bridge, North Wales
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Description

Joseph Barber came to Birmingham to work as a painter of papier-mâché and japanned ware; he was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where his father was a print-seller and publisher. He is generally acknowledged to have been the first professional drawing-master in the town and the pupils that attended his studio, from 1801 in a building on the corner of Edmund Street and Newhall Street, included the young David Cox and engravers John Pye and William Radclyffe.

Barber was one of the first Birmingham artists to work in North Wales, which was soon to become the favourite sketching-ground for local painters in the wake of William Hutton's 'Remarks upon North Wales', 1803.

Image Details

Artist
 
Dimensions
 
205mm x 277mm
Medium
 
Pen and ink with ink wash.
Acquisition
 
Presented by the Misses Pritt, 1926.
Accession Number
 
1926P605

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