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Sir Charles Barry

(1795-1860), Architect

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
The leading architect of his generation; worked mostly in a classical or Italianate style; responsible, with Pugin, for the Houses of Parliament.

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Sir Charles Barry, by John Prescott Knight - NPG 1272

Sir Charles Barry

by John Prescott Knight
oil on canvas, circa 1851
On display in Room 22 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1272

Sir Charles Barry, by Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax7339

Sir Charles Barry

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1859-1860
NPG Ax7339

Sir Charles Barry, by John Watkins - NPG Ax9207

Sir Charles Barry

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax9207

Sir Charles Barry, after John Watkins - NPG D21478

Sir Charles Barry

after John Watkins
stipple engraving, 1850s
NPG D21478

Sir Charles Barry, by Leopold Wiener, probably after  John Henry Foley - NPG D2910

Sir Charles Barry

by Leopold Wiener, probably after John Henry Foley
bronze medal, 1862
NPG D2910


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