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The Bride of Death

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Thomas Jones Barker came from a family of artists. Unlike the rest of his family, he did not stay in Bath but had a successful career working in London and Paris. His picture of Queen Victoria presenting a Bible to an African prince is now in the National Portrait Gallery in London. This was painted for the daughter of King Louis Philippe of France. It is Barker’s most famous painting, and he won prizes and medals for it in France.

Victoria Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    124.5 x 167.1 cm

  • Accession number

    BATVG : P : 1923.5

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Alderman Cedric Chivers, 1923


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