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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: A pinch of salt

Caption:
A pinch of salt
Artist:
Barton, Rose
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Three colour process
Engraver:
Photographic process
Author:
Barton, Rose
Title of Publication:
Familiar London
Publisher:
Adam and Charles Black
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1904
Curator Comment:
Barton, as author and illustrator, relates the imagery closely to the descriptive text. The owner of the original image at the time of publication (1904) was Mrs Crosbie Barton, widow of Lieu. Col. Crosbie-Barton, formerly of the Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment and related to the artist.
Note on artwork:
Set in the churchyard of St Paul's cathedral, the artist observes a child's interest in a flock of pigeons. Barton recorded in the publication's text that the workmen who often ate their luncheon there fed the birds, making them quite tame. The watercolour technique employed by Barton creates a shimmering effect creating sense of movement in the image, capturing the unsteady gait of the toddler and the skittish nature of the birds.
References:
Snoddy (2002), ODNB online, DIB online


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