• A Classical City -
    Price on request

    Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour and stopping out

    366 x 545 mm., 14 ½ x 21 ½ in.



    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 16th December 1976, lot 110;

    Bought by the present owner from Michael Bryan, 1980;

    Private Collection, UK

  • Travellers on a Road in a Classical Landscape -
    Price on request

    Signed lower centre: G Barret/1836


    313 x 428 mm., 12 ¼ x 16 ¾ in.

  • A Boat on a River in an Arcadian Landscape -

    Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out

    12.9 by 19.9 cm., 5 by 7 ¾ in.


    Barret Jnr was the son of a Dublin artist of the same name. He was a founder member of the Society of Painters in Water-colours in 1805 and exhibited there throughout his life. Redgrave describes his work as follows: `He excelled in his poetic treatments of sunrise and sunset, the effects of moonlight and in his truly classic and poetic compositions’ (Samuel Redgrave, A Dictionary of Artists of the British School, 1878, p.26).

  • Cattle by a River, North Wales -

    signed lower right: G Barret

    watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out

    15.5 by 21.1cm, 6 by 8 1/4 inches


    It has been suggested that this is a view of Cader Idris.

  • The Thames from Richmond Hill, Surrey -

    watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out and stopping out

    53 by 74cm., 20 3/4 by 29 inches


    This is a view looking over the Thames southwards from Richmond Hill towards Petersham Meadows. Barret was one of the founding members of the Old Watercolour Society in 1805. He lived in the Paddington area for most of his life and his subjects were mostly London and Thames views. This may be the watercolour exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society in 1818 as `View from Richmond Hill?



    Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., Northwick Park, his Estate sale, 25th May, 1965, lot 149

  • A Shepherd with Sheep and Goats in a Classical Landscape -

    With partially cut off signature lower right

    Watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with stopping out and gum arabic

    185 x 260 mm., 7 ¼ x 10 ¼ in.

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