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Fox Terrier Dog and Kitten "Suspense" Charles Burton Barber Painting Heirloom Rectangle Glass Paperweight.

This glass paperweight features an 1894 painting by Charles Burton Barber (1845-1894), titled "Suspense". A young girl says her prayers while her kitten and Fox Terrier eye her breakfast. It has a hand-painted metallic, gold border. Charles Burton Barber, was an English painter who attained great success with his paintings of children and their pets.

The heirloom rectangle paperweight measures 4 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 1" and weighs 14 ounces with a signed, matching felt bottom.

Barber was born in Great Yarmouth, England and studied from the age of 18 at the Royal Academy in London. 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 and his pets. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1866 to 1893.

Barber became a very popular sporting and animal painter, with his work ranging from photographically realistic to quick sketches. Barber received his final commission in 1894 to paint Queen Victoria, with her grandchildren, in her pony-carriage. He died in London soon afterwards.

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Fox Terrier Dog and Kitten "Suspense" Charles Burton Barber Painting Heirloom Rectangle Glass Paperweight

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass, paper, felt
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