James Barry Esq. Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy.From an original Cast, taken a short time before his Death.
Published Feb. 11, 1811, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand London.
Stipple. Sheet 380 x 330mm, 15 x 13". Slight creasing top left.
James Barry (1741-1806), historical painter and first Royal Academician to have been expelled from the Academy. Barry decorated the great room of the Society of Arts with 'The Progress of Human Culture', 1777-83, a 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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