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Classical landscape

George Barret Jnrlate 1820s-1830s

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

George Barret Jnr’s idealised landscapes were inspired by the 17th-century French painter Claude Lorrian, who was widely imitated in England by artists and garden designers alike. While Barret’s work might lack originality, it displays considerable skill in capturing the effects of warm, subtly diffused light. Frequently set in moonlight, sunset or sunrise, Barret’s watercolours combine classical architecture with human and natural elements, evoking a mood of distilled serenity

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  • Title: Classical landscape
  • Creator: George Barret Jnr
  • Date Created: late 1820s-1830s
  • Physical Dimensions: 78.0 x 139.0 cm image/sheet (sheet lined onto a secondary support sheet which is wrapped around a wooden strainer); 86.5 x 147.5 x 4.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Messrs Vokins, Purchased by the AGNSW in London in 1892.; Fine Art Society PLC, London/England, Possibly. Label on backing.; P & D Colnaghi and Co, London/England, Possibly. Label on backing.
  • Type: Watercolour
  • Rights: Purchased 1892
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/5846/
  • Medium: watercolour with heavy gum use over traces of pencil
  • Signature & Date: Not signed. Not dated.
  • Artist Country: England

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