THE SQUIRE OF EASTRY BY JAMES BARENGER.
Portrait of The Squire of Eastry (now Deal) in Kent. Late 18th century oil on canvas in later pierced and moulded antique frame.
James Barenger (1780 – 1831) was an English animal painter and illustrator who was born in Kentish Town, London, the son of James Barenger Snr., a metal chaser and artist who exhibited paintings of insects at the Society of Artists and Royal Academy and Sarah Woollett, the daughter of the engraver, William Woolet.His brother Samuel (christened Major Samuel Barenger) also became an engraver.
Beginning as a landscape artist, Barenger went on to specialse in painting horses, dogs and other animals, and hunting scenes. In 1807, at the age of 28, he exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time. At this stage he was living with his father in Kentish Town but later moved to Camden Town. He went on to exhibit 48 paintings at the Royal Academy and eight at the British Institution He acquired numerous wealthy and aristocratic patrons, and his pictures were also engraved for sporting publications such as W. H. Scott's British Field Sports, The Sporting Repository, The Annals of Sporting and The Sporting Magazine. For the last of these, Scott engraved Barenger's painting of the racehorse Blucher. He died on 1 October 1831 and is buried in Old St Pancras churchyard.
Canvas: 30" x 25" , 76cm x 64cm.
Framed: 38" x 32", 97cm x 82cm.
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