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Lot 262

Wright Barker, RBA, British 1864-1941-  Maternity;  oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Wright...

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Lot 262

Wright Barker, RBA, 
British 1864-1941- 
oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Wright...

Price Realised: £7,150

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 262


Wright Barker, RBA, 
British 1864-1941- 


oil on canvas, signed and dated 'Wright Barker / 1898' (lower right), further signed and indistinctly inscribed '****ernity / Wright Barker / The Beeches / Ollerton / Newark' on an old label attached to the upper horizontal stretcher bar, 137.2 x 198.1 cm. 

Mrs Reckitt.
E.E. Wollen, Southampton.
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 30 May 2002, lot 51 ($65,725); 
where purchased by the present owner. 

Wright Barker was celebrated for his characterful and bold depictions of animals, predominantly horses and dogs. His work is defined both by his technical proficiency, and the great tenderness and sympathy with which he bestows his subjects. The source of Barker's artistic training is not known. He lived in Bradford until 1885, then moved to Edwinstowe near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. In 1893, he was living in nearby Ollerton, where the present work was executed. In 1901 he moved to Hampstead, then in 1915 to Harrogate, where he died in 1941. Towards the end of his life he became a picture dealer. Barker frequently worked on large canvases and the present picture ranks amongst his finest works.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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£50,000.01 to £200,000 - 3%
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Exceeding £500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at £12,500

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