Barnard, Fred (1846-1896; English)
[Drawing – subject unknown]
Pen and ink on paper, c.12.7 x 14 cm
Purchased, 1903 (advice of Bernard Hall)
Unidentified; present location unknown
Both the 1903 Annual Report and NGV 1905 provide sketchy details, making identification difficult, in the absence of a reproduction.
Barnard was an illustrator and genre painter, best known for his illustrations of Charles Dickens’ novels during the 1870s.
AR 1903, p.24 (no title given); NGV 1905, p.56 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.73: as a “pen and ink drawing” bought on Hall’s advice, measuring 5” x 5 ½”) [£1/1]
For the artist, see AKL 7 (1993), p.96; Bénézit I, p.1166; http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/barnard/pva318.html (with further references); and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Barnard