James Barry Esq. From an original Cast, taken a short time before his Death.
Published May 1, 1809, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand London.
Stipple. Sheet 270 x 210mm, 10½ x 8¼". Trimmed within plate.
James Barry (1741-1806), a painter inspired by classical art, who decorated the great room of the Society of Arts with 'The Progress of Human Culture', 1777-83. This work was described by critic Andrew Graham-Dixon as 'Britain's late, great answer to the Sistine Chapel'.
See NPG 441 for Evans's original black crayon and wash on paper, circa 1805
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