James Barnes 1870 – 1920
James Barnes exhibited a staggering 131 works at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, during his lifetime. A painter of great skill, his work has a wonderful ethereal feeling, as well as the genuine touch of the Liverpool school at this period.
He appears to have spent his entire working life in Liverpool, and his commitment to the Walker Art Gallery is obvious. He exhibited at the principal galleries, both in the provinces and London, including the Royal academy.
The theme of this painting appears to have been a particular favourite of the artist.