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ID number:  BIRBI-2005.9
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Barbiers, Pieter Anthoniesz (1717-1780)
Title / Object name:  A Woodland Landscape with Three Travellers
Object type:  Watercolour
Place made:  Amsterdam
Culture:  Dutch
Date made:  about 1760
Materials:  Watercolour, pen and ink on paper, with pen and ink borders
Measurements:  438 x 534 mm; mount: 725 x 799 mm
Provenance:  Sutch and Martin, 1969; Dr. Bernard Breslauer; purchased from Chrispian Riley-Smith Fine Drawings, Norfolk, 4 July 2005 for £6,500.
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The flourishing tradition of 18th-century Dutch landscape watercolours is little known in Britain. This fine woodland scene, which is comparable in many ways to the work of better known British artists of the date such as Paul Sandby, is one of a handful in public collections in this country. The work retains its original border. Barbiers came from a large family of artists. He was a painter, draughtsman and engraver, as well as a wallpaper manufacturer and a designer for the theatre.

Inscriptions / Translations:  Signed P.r. Barbiers on the verso

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Barber Goes North: Treasure from the Barber Insititute', Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK, 15 October 2010 - 15 December 2010

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