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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Barton, Rose

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Biography: The watercolourist and illustrator Rose Maynard Barton (1856-1929) was born at Rochestown, County Tipperary. Barton studied in London with the landscape painter Paul Jacob Naftel (1817-1891) and in Paris at the studio of Henri Gervex (1852–1929). She exhibited in Ireland at the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Watercolour Society of Ireland, the Dublin Art Club and the Belfast Art Society. In London, her work was exhibited at the Society of Women Artists, the Dudley Gallery, the Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (RWS). She was elected an associate of the RWS in 1893, becoming a full member in 1911. In 1904 she was included by Hugh Lane in his Exhibition of Irish Artists at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London. In 1898 Barton provided ninety-one illustrations for Geraldine Fitzgerald’s 'Picturesque Dublin, old and new' (published under the pseudonym Frances A. Gerard). A large group of Barton's atmospheric watercolours, specially produced in situ, were reproduced alongside her text in 'Familiar London' (1904).

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