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.