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Watercolour - Beddgelert Bridge, North Wales

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1926P605
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1799 - 1799

Maker Information

Artist:Joseph Barber - View biography for Joseph Barber


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.

Presented by the Misses Pritt, 1926.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
School/Style:Welsh Landscape
Medium:Pen and ink with ink wash.

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Height:205 mm
Width:277 mm