Bartlett travelled widely, studying under Gerome in Paris, and his work clearly shows the influence of the Barbizon school of painters. He proposed the founding of the New English Art Club in 1886, and with a number of other St Ives and Newlyn painters attracted others to support and exhibit there.
He lived in London and in Langley, Bucks in the 1890s, and is mentioned by Henry Harewood ROBINSON as being one of the old 'frequenters of St Ives' in his book Historical Sketch of St Ives and District (1896). By 1913 he was exhibiting from Donegal in Ireland, and in 1917 had settled in Kent.
Painter of genre subjects, pastoral and marine
GG; GI; IPO; M; N; NG; SS
RA from 1880
ROI; SS; IPO
NEAC 1886 ff
Cross (1994) The Shining Sands;
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Newton et al (2005) Painting at the Edge;
RA Pictures 1891;
Whybrow (1994) St Ives;
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters;
The Year's Art