Cultured Wednesday: Barber’s Suspense

In this house we have three reasonably little girls and three reasonably big dogs.  It’s unbelievable that we haven’t had any of Charles Burton Barber’s paintings on our family website before!

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Suspense, 1894

Charles Burton Barber (1845–1894), was a British painter who is mostly known for his portraits of children, particularly girls, and their pets.  Already during his lifetime, Barber was regarded as one of the country’s finest animal painters and received commissions from Queen Victoria to do paintings of her with grandchildren and dogs, as well as of the Prince of Wales, the later Edward VII, and his pets.

There are so many of his paintings that are just too cute, it was quite hard to choose one.  So here is one more, just for the joy of looking at paintings of little girls growing up with dogs.

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This painting, titled ‘Girl with Dogs’, is another child and dog painting Barber painted towards the end of his life.

 

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