Benjamin Barker

(1776—1838) landscape painter and drawing-master

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(b Pontypool, 1776; d Totnes, 28 Feb 1838). Painter and printmaker born into an English family of artists who worked in Bath. He painted (along with his sons) landscape scenes for the trays produced by the Pontypool japanning factory.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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