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Thomas Jones Barker (1815-1882), Painter of portraits and military subjects

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Thomas Jones Barker was the son of the painter Thomas Barker. He received his first training from his father and entered the Parisian studio of Horace Vernet in 1834. After his return to England in 1845, Barker contributed regularly to the Royal Academy and the British Institution, exhibiting historical, literary and hunting scenes. Barker was not favoured by the art critics of his day, nor was he rewarded with membership of the Royal Academy. His later work was painted with the print market in mind, and he enjoyed considerable commercial success. His principal patrons were print dealers such as the Manchester company Agnew & Sons.

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5857

Thomas Jones Barker

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1848
NPG 5857

5851

The Relief of Lucknow, 1857

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, 1859
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5851

4969

'The Secret of England's Greatness' (Queen Victoria presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor)

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, circa 1863
On display in Room 23 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4969

2122

Marie Effie (née Wilton), Lady Bancroft

by Thomas Jones Barker
oil on canvas, circa 1870s-1882
NPG 2122

D13774

The late Field Marshals of England; Wellington & Lord Raglan, crossing the Pyrenees, 1813

by William Greatbach, by Robert Wallis, after Thomas Jones Barker
line engraving, published 1858 (originally published 1856)
NPG D13774

D38495

Nelson at Prayer, on going into battle at Trafalgar (Horatio Nelson)

by Ferdinand Jean de la Ferté Joubert, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), after Thomas Jones Barker
line engraving, declared to the Printsellers' Association 14 June 1854
NPG D38495