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Friday, 26 September 2008

"Barnes" portrait is up for auction

A portrait believed to be of the wife of Dorset dialect poet William Barnes goes under the hammer in Dorchester next week.

The painting may be only the second known portrait of Julia Barnes.

It has been in the collection of a local family who bought it in the 1950s at a sale of the effects of the Dorchester poet's great-grandson, Colonel Barnes. A paper label on the back of the picture is inscribed with Col Barnes' name.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 26th October 2008

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