November 20 — 25, 2021
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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.