Barber, Joseph (British)- " Resting" Oil on canvas
Artist: Joseph Moseley Barber (British 1858-1889)
Work and size: " Resting" Depicting a young woman with a pitcher.Oil on canvas, 12″x 9 1/2″. Signed and dated lower left. Frame: h. 23 1/4″, w. 20 3/4”
Artist bio: Joseph Moseley Barber is a British painter who worked in Birmingham, Leicester, Chelsea and Brixton. He exhibited two genre paintings entitled Falsehood and Mother’s Admonition at the ROI, as well as several landscapes at the Royal Academy from 1864 to 1878 and further works including 13 at the Royal Society Of British Artists and at The Royal Hibernian Academy up to around 1889. He mostly painted genre scenes but also painted coastal scenes such as in 1874 when he exhibited ‘At Hastings’ at The Royal Academy London. It is recorded that the watercolourist David Cox and John Pye studied under him in Birmingham.