Watercolour, pen and ink on paper, with pen and ink borders
Sheet 438 x 534 mm; mount 727 x 800 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.