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The signature of the artist is just visible in the bottom left-hand corner of the painting. Barker was an English historical and portrait painter famous for painting military tableaux. When the work was restored, the restorer pointed out that some of the animals in the scene seem to have been added at a later date.
Charles Henry and Mary Crompton-Roberts and Their Children at Field House, Clent
oil on canvas
H 104 x W 142 cm (E)
unknown acquisition method