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James Barry (1741-1806), Painter

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 10 portraits
Painter; born in Cork of humble parents, he attracted the patronage of the statesman, Edmund Burke who sent him to Italy. Inspired by antique art, he executed several large historical works in a neo-classical style and, from 1777 to 1783, he decorated the great room of the Society of Arts. An ardent spokesman for high art, he became disillusioned with contemporary patronage and quarrelled with most of his colleagues.

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James Barry; Dominique Lefevre; James Paine the Younger

by James Barry
oil on canvas, circa 1767
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 213

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James Barry

by William Evans
black crayon and wash on paper, circa 1805
NPG 441

D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D36021

D12136

James Barry

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 July 1809 (2 April 1793)
NPG D12136

D21479

James Barry

by Charles Picart, after William Evans
stipple engraving, published 1811
NPG D21479

D14443

James Barry

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 July 1809 (2 April 1793)
NPG D14443

D18773

James Barry

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans
stipple engraving, published 1809 (circa 1805)
NPG D18773