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Isaac Barré (1726-1802), Soldier and politician; MP for Wycombe and Calne

Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Politician and soldier, Barré was born in Dublin to French parents. He entered the army and fought alongside General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec, 1759. Entering Parliament in 1761, he gained a fearsome reputation as a scourge of corruption and a champion of the American colonies. His phrase 'Sons of Liberty' became a Patriot slogan during the American War of Independence, 1775-82. He shared John Wilkes's royal enmity and mastery of radical invective; the town of Wilkes-Barré, Pennsylvania, founded 1769, commemorates their friendship.

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1191

Isaac Barré

by Gilbert Stuart
oil on canvas, (1785)
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1191

D640

Isaac Barré

by Richard Houston, after Hugh Douglas Hamilton
mezzotint, published 1771
NPG D640

D9553

'Date obolum Belisario' (Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne))

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 24 August 1782
NPG D9553

D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

D9620

Isaac Barré

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9620

D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

D12315

'Jove in his chair'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

D16764

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D16764

D23508

Isaac Barré

by John Hall, after Gilbert Stuart
line engraving, published 1787 (1785)
NPG D23508

D12360

'Honi soit qui mal y pense'

by James Gillray, published by John Jarvis
hand-coloured etching, published 2 April 1787
NPG D12360

D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

D20182

Isaac Barré

by and published by John Hall, after Gilbert Stuart
line engraving, published 5 April 1787 (1785)
NPG D20182

D23509

Isaac Barré

by William Thomas Fry, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1817 (1785)
NPG D23509

D14418

Isaac Barré

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1817 (circa 1785)
NPG D14418

D7400

Junius

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D7400

D14861

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D14861

D19715

Isaac Barré

by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1817 (circa 1785)
NPG D19715

D37177

'Junius'

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D37177

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