by Charles Burton Barber
Charles Burton Barber (1845–1894) was an English painter
who attained great success with his paintings of children and their pets.
" Barber was born in Great Yarmouth in Norfolk
and studied from the age of 18 at the Royal Academy, London
receiving a silver medal for drawing in 1864, and first exhibiting there in 1866.
During his lifetime Barber was regarded as one of England's finest animal painters
and received commissions from Queen Victoria
to do paintings of her with grandchildren and dogs,
and also the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and his pets.
A number of his portraits are in the Royal Collection.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1866 to 1893.
In 1883 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters "