12 of 19 portraits of Isaac Barré
by and published by John Hall, after Gilbert Stuart
line engraving, published 5 April 1787 (1785)
15 3/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (391 mm x 290 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 12 1/8 in. (400 mm x 309 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Isaac Barré (1726-1802), Soldier and politician; MP for Wycombe and Calne. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
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