‘In Disgrace’ by Charles Burton Barber

Talk by Amanda Draper, Arts Development Officer (Collections) at Fylde Borough Council

Discover the story behind this enchanting Victorian painting of a little girl and her loyal pet dog, and the enigmatic artist who created it.

Charles Burton Barber (1845–1894), was an English painter who attained great success with his paintings of children and their pets.

Barber became a very popular sporting and animal painter, specialising particularly in sentimental portraits of dogs, often with children. His work ranged from photographically realistic to quick sketches. Although some have regarded his work as overly sentimental, his work remains popular, largely because of his competent painting.

Picture credit: Image courtesy of Lytham St Annes Art Collection

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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