BARBER, Alfred Richardson

1844 - 1924

Alfred Richardson Barber, was born at Colchester, Essex in 1844, second son of Robert Barber, a schoolmaster, and his wife Mary née Richardson, who married at Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire in 1843. In 1851, a 7 year old living at East Hill, Colchester with his parents, 42 year old Robert, who was born Kelsale, Suffolk, and 31 year old Mary and his three siblings, Robert 8, born Newport Pagnell, Horace James 4 and Laura Jane 1, both born at Colchester. Alfred married at Colchester in 1872, Mary Anne Stannard Lucas Mary Anne Stannard Barber and in 1891, a 46 year old teacher of drawing and an artist, living at 1 Carlton Villas, [13] Wellesley Road, Colchester with his 39 year old wife Mary Anne and their four children Leonard L 14, Mary M 10, Dorothy B 7 and Geoffrey R 1, all born at Colchester. Barber specialised in animal and still life paintings and exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, London 1879-1893 including 'Rabbits and Partridge' 1879, and 'Helping Themselves' 1884. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1893-1911, exhibiting three oil painting in 1893 'October', 'Playful Models' and 'Little Robert and Sheep's Parsley' from Wellesley Road, Colchester. In 1901 a 56 year old artist (painter) and teacher of drawing and painting still at Wellesley Road but latterly lived at Ivydene, 69 Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. He died at Lower Street, Stratford St Mary, Suffolk on 14 October 1924, aged 80. His painting 'A Family of Rabbits' sold at Christie's New York 'Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors' in 2010 for $23,750.

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