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Rose Barton RWS (1856-1929) | Watercolor painter



Rose Mary Barton RWS was an Anglo-Irish artist; a watercolourist who painted landscape, street scenes, gardens, child portraiture and illustrations of the townscape of Britain and Ireland.

Barton exhibited with a number of different painting societies, most notably the Watercolour Society of Ireland (WCSI), the Royal Academy (RA), the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), the Society of Women Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS).



She became a full member of the RWS in 1911.
Her paintings are in public collections of Irish painting in both Ireland and Britain, including the National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane in Dublin, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Life

Rose Barton was born in Dublin in 1856. Her father was a lawyer from Rochestown, County Tipperary, and her mother family was from County Galway.
Educated privately, she was a liberal in social affairs. Her interests included horseracing. She was cousins with sisters, Eva Henrietta and Letitia Marion Hamilton.
She began exhibiting her broad-wash watercolours painting with the Watercolour Society of Ireland (WCSI) in 1872.
Rose and her sister Emily visited Brussels in 1875, they received drawing tuition in drawing and fine art painting under the French artist, Henri Gervex.
There along with her close friend Mildred Anne Butler she began to study figure painting and figure drawing.
In 1879, she joined the local committee of the Irish Fine Art Society. Afterwards she trained at Paul Jacob Naftel's art studio in London. Rose like Butler, studied under Naftel.
In 1882 she exhibited her picture Dead Game, at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA).


In 1884, she exhibited at the Royal Academy (RA). Later, she showed at the Japanese Gallery, the Dudley Gallery and the Grosvenor Gallery in London.
In 1893, she became an associate member of the Society of Painters in Water Colors, attaining full membership in 1911.
Barton's watercolors and townscapes were becoming well known in both Dublin and London. This was helped by her illustrations in books of both cities including "Picturesque Dublin", "Old and New" by Francis Farmer and her own book "Familiar London". | © Wikipedia







Rose Mary Barton RWS era un'artista Anglo-Irlandese; un acquarellista che ha dipinto paesaggi, scene di strada, giardini, ritratti di bambini ed illustrazioni del paesaggio urbano della Gran Bretagna e dell'Irlanda.
Barton ha esposto con diverse società di pittura, in particolare la Watercolor Society of Ireland (WCSI), la Royal Academy (RA), la Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), la Society of Women Artists e la Royal Watercolor Society (RWS).
Diventò membro a pieno titolo della RWS nel 1911.
I suoi dipinti sono in collezioni pubbliche di pittura irlandese sia in Irlanda che in Gran Bretagna, tra cui la National Gallery of Ireland e la Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane a Dublino e l'Ulster Museum a Belfast.

Vita

Rose Barton è nata a Dublino nel 1856. Suo padre era un avvocato di Rochestown, nella contea di Tipperary, e la sua famiglia madre era della contea di Galway.
Educata privatamente, era una liberale negli affari sociali. I suoi interessi includevano le corse di cavalli. Era cugina delle sorelle, Eva Henrietta e Letitia Marion Hamilton.
Nel 1872 iniziò ad esporre i suoi acquerelli ad acquarello con la Watercolor Society of Ireland (WCSI).


Rose e sua sorella Emily visitarono Bruxelles nel 1875, ricevettero lezioni di disegno e pittura artistica sotto la guida dell'artista francese Henri Gervex. Lì, insieme alla sua cara amica Mildred Anne Butler, iniziò a studiare pittura e disegno di figure.
Nel 1879, entrò a far parte del comitato locale della Irish Fine Art Society. Successivamente si è formata presso lo studio d'arte di Paul Jacob Naftel a Londra. Rose come Butler, ha studiato con Naftel.
Nel 1882 espose il suo quadro Dead Game, alla Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA). Nel 1884 espone alla Royal Academy (RA). Successivamente espone alla Japanese Gallery, alla Dudley Gallery e alla Grosvenor Gallery di Londra.
Nel 1893 divenne membro associato della Society of Painters in WaterColors, raggiungendo la piena adesione nel 1911.
Gli acquerelli ed i paesaggi urbani di Barton stavano diventando famosi sia a Dublino che a Londra, le sue illustrazioni nei libri di entrambe le città, tra cui "Picturesque Dublin", "Old and New" di Francis Farmer ed il suo libro "Familiar London".

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