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Picture of Birds and Insects
By Barlow

This picture probably hung at Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire, from 1848 possibly until 1949.

It is believed to have been purchased in 1848 by James Stamford Caldwell from the sale of the Contents of Stowe House, formally the property of the Duke of Buckingham.  In the Catalogue of the Contents of Stowe, page 171, it is recorded as being bought by Caldwell, for 2 pounds and 17 shillings, on Sept 12 (or 19), as Lot 94 "Birds and Insects".

In 1925 this picture was not recorded by Maj Gen Frederick Crofton Heath-Caldwell on the list of the contents of Linley Wood.  Also it is not recorded as being sold at Sotheby in 1949 but it is quite possible that it was sold in the local auction of the contents of Linley Wood in late 1949.

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Picture of Birds and Insects by Barlow. Purchased by Caldwell at the Stowe House sale, lot No 94, 19th (or 12th) September 1848.