International Art

November 2025, 2021
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LOT 82

Lot 82

Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)

Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)
Lot 82 Details
Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894), British


Oil on canvas; signed and dated lower left, titled to gallery label verso

36.75 ins x 24.9 ins; 93.3 cms x 63.3 cms

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $18,000
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)
  • Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)
  • Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)
  • Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)
  • Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894)

Eaton’s, Canada, Stock No. 174 partial gallery label to the verso backing;
Private Collection, Quebec


This lot is an ​​exceptional example of a Victorian genre scene by an English artist regarded as having been amongst the finest painters of animals in Britain.

Charles Burton Barber succeeded Sir Edwin Henry Landseer as Queen Victoria’s Painter of Animals, producing numerous studies of the Queen's pets as well as of her grandchildren. He specialized in scenes with children and animals in richly wallpapered rooms furnished with period furnishings in the aesthetic taste of the day. From 1866 to 1893 he exhibited thirty-two works at the Royal Academy.


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LOT 82

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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