This tranquil scene depicts a rural landscape with one lone cottage in the distance. Signed to the lower right. Presented in a dark wooden frame. Landscape and portrait painter mainly in watercolours born in the heart of the Potteries in Etruria.
John Barlow was at first not unsurprisingly employed as a ceramics painter for Mintons before moving to Kendal in the Lake District. There during the period 1914-31, he was a member of the Lake Artists Society. He later relocated to Suffolk and showed with the Ipswich Art Club and also at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal Academy of Arts. Examples of his work are in the collection of Ipswich Art Gallery.
It seems probable that he suffered from bipolar affective disorder, a mental illness and he died whilst a patient at The Retreat, a Quaker psychiatric hospital at York in 1949, aged 86. Size: 20 x 31.8cm (7.9" x 12.5").
Framed Size: 35.8 x 45.9cm (14.1" x 18.1"). Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. All our artworks are packaged to a very high standard, using protective cellophane wallets, hardboard backing, and bubble wrap.Framed pictures are packed into custom made cartons. All of our items come with a Certificate of Authenticity. Bill, one of the directors was joined by his son, Dan, in 2012. Bill and Dan (now managing director) are joined by 6 art historians/gallery specialists, 2 stock controllers/dispatchers and an art conservation specialist. We operate from dedicated premises in Corsham, Wiltshire in the UK and utilise various humidity controlled storage facilities in the local area. The art in our online gallery has been handpicked by our team of highly qualified art historians. We try our hardest to ensure that artworks are described and photographed as accurately as possible.
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