John Barker, Gamekeeper at Lyme
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, John Barker, gamekeeper at Lyme, British (English) School, 19th century. A full-length portrait of a young man, facing, with full dark beard wearing a bowler hat, green coat and waistcoat, buff trousers and leg covers to knee, black shoes and cravat. Holding across his front a rifle. Flanked by two brown and white hounds (liver pointers?), set in a landscape, fencing and greenery on the left, and on the right two deer and the south front of Lyme Hall visible in the distance.
The original owner was K.C. Bradley who loaned the painting in 1961, Alison Pallecaros is now the owner through inheritance.
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist