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Title

Bazaar, Baghdad

(circa 1921)

Artist

David Barker

Australia

1888 - 06 May 1946

  • Details

    Other Title
    Bazaar-Bagdad
    Date
    (circa 1921)
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    aquatint, etching, foul bite, printed in black ink on ivory wove paper
    Edition
    20/30
    Dimensions
    12.5x 14.6 cm platemark; 19.8 x 22.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "David Barker". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1921
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    5877
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    David Barker was a founding committee member and exhibitor with the Australian Painter-Etchers’ Society from 1921. This
    etching was acquired from the Society’s first exhibition in which Barker exhibited seventeen works, a number of which had been shown the previous year at Gayfield Shaw’s Art Gallery.

    The majority of the etchings by Barker included in the exhibition were of Middle Eastern subjects, where he had served
    during the First World War, and made numerous paintings and drawings. The Gallery has three etchings by Barker in which he presents a romantic vision of life in the bazaars and streets of Iraq and the Holy Land, emphasising the harsh contrasts of sunlight and shade characteristic of the region.

    from Anne Ryan, 'Australian etchings and engravings 1880s–1930s from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, Sydney 2007

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