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James Barry; Dominique Lefèvre; James Paine the Younger

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James Barry; Dominique Lefèvre; James Paine the Younger

by James Barry
oil on canvas, circa 1767
23 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (605 mm x 500 mm)
Purchased, 1866
Primary Collection
NPG 213

On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • James Barry (1741-1806), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify

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Barry shows himself studying the Belvedere Torso (upper right) with James Paine Jr and Dominique Lefèvre, his fellow students in Rome.

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Current affairs

Birth of Prince Edward, fourth son of George III and father of Queen Victoria.
Chancellor, Charles Townshend, passes a series of acts - the 'Townshend Duties' - taxing all glass, lead, paint, paper and tea imported into the American colonies.
Work begins on Edinburgh's New Town, to the design of the 23-year-old architect James Craig.

Art and science

Josiah Spode establishes the Spode pottery manufactory at Stoke-on-Trent.
Philosopher and chemist Joseph Priestley publishes The History and Present State of Electricity.
First annual Nautical Almanac is produced by Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne, allowing mariners to find their longitude while at sea, using tables of lunar distances.

International

'Townshend Duties' cause uproar in America.
First Anglo-Mysore War breaks out between between the Sultanate of Mysore Hyder Ali and the East India Company.
Jesuits are expelled from Spain.
Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon complete a four-year survey to establish the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland; the Mason-Dixon line.


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