Thomas Barker

(1769 - 1847)
Thomas Barker was born in Trosnant, Pontypool, in 1769, the eldest of the four sons of Benjamin Barker, a spendthrift who took to painting horses and who settled in Bath as a stable hand about 1783, and Anne, about whom nothing is known. Thomas' youthful talent for drawing figures and sketching landscape attracted the notice of the predatory Charle...
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