The Irish piper
The signal /
[J.J. Barker of Bath].
Original pen, ink & wash drawings attributed to a "J.J. Barker of Bath" on verso of damaged frame [now discarded] which was also inscribed: "Abbot & Hodder Exhibition 19th Sept '81  no. 113". The image on recto is inscribed at top left "113" and "The Irish piper" - it features the image of a man playing the uilleann pipes outside of a cottage - a couple to his right are dancing, while a man seated at a table, that has a flagon on top of it holding a walking stick looks on; two women stand behind him while a woman holding [what appears to be a baby?] stands in a doorway behind them. In the foreground a small child stands in front of the dancing couple while a gate can be seen at the extreme right of the scene. On verso of sheet inscribed at top left "112" and "The Signal" is depicted a figure [possibly a man?] seeking assistance - he waves a piece of material aloft, while holding a woman - they and a dog are perched on a rocky outcrop surrounded by water, their boat having apparently capsized and run aground.
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[n.d., ca. 1870-1881?].
Formerly at call number PD 4456 TA.
Physical description: 2 drawings [1 on each side of sheet] : pen, ink & wash, 9.9 x 15.9 cm..
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