barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham

Pieter Anthoniesz Barbiers (1717-1780)

A Woodland Landscape with Three Travellers

Amsterdam, about 1760

Watercolour, pen and ink on paper, with pen and ink borders

438 x 534 mm


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.

Purchased 2005 (No.2005.9)

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