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James Barry Esq.r late R.A. From a Picture Painted by himself about the Year 1783.
James Barry Esq.r late R.A. From a Picture Painted by himself about the Year 1783. European Magazine.
[James Barry.] Engraved by Ridley & Holl.
Published by J. Asperne, at the Bible, Crown & Constitution, 32, Cornhill April 30, 1806.
Stipple with small margins. Plate 159 x 114mm. 6¼ x 4½".
James Barry (1741-1806), the English painter who attracted the patronage of the statesman Edmund Burke who then sent him to Italy. Inspired by antique art, he executed several large historical works in a neo-classical style and, from 1777 to 1783, he decorated the great room of the Society of Arts. An ardent spokesman for high art, he became disillusioned with contemporary patronage and quarrelled with most of his colleagues.
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James Barry Esq.r late R.A. & Professor of Painting to the Royal Academy.
James Barry Esq.r late R.A. & Professor of Painting to the Royal Academy.
From a Picture painted by himself about the year 1783. J. Heath sculp.t A.R.A.
See page 57, of Mr. Barry's account of the series of Pictures at the Adelphi, printed by Adlard, London, the same year. [n.d. c.1804.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 165 x 110mm (6½ x 4¼"). Trimmed inside plate.
James Barry (1741-1806), was a painter who he attracted the patronage of the statesman Edmund Burke who sent him to Italy. Inspired by antique art, he executed several large historical works in a neo-classical style and, from 1777 to 1783, he decorated the great room of the Society of Arts.
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To the Gentlemen of the Ad Libitum Society, this Print of E.d Heardson their Cook is (with permission) dedicated by their obd.t. Humble Serv.t J. Barry.
To the Gentlemen of the Ad Libitum Society, this Print of E.d Heardson their Cook is (with permission) dedicated by their obd.t. Humble Serv.t J. Barry.
Painted by I. Barry (Minature Painter). Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales.
Pub. as the Act directs by J. Barry [n.d., 1785].
Mezzotint, early state with title in open letters. 380 x 275mm (15 x 10¾"), with very large margins. Some creasing and scuffing.
A boxing image. Half-length portrait of Edward Heardson in chef's hat and wearing a the medallion of Sublime Society of Beef Steaks (with a gridiron motif), carving a joint. The society was founded in 1735 by John Rich, Theatre Manager of Covent Garden, when he and his chief set designer cooked steaks on a gridiron over a fireplace becaused they were too rushed to go for a proper dinner. Others joined in and the Sublime Society began, limited to twenty-four members who would meet weekly. Heardson, a former bare-knuckle boxer became cook in 1756. George, Prince of Wales became a member in 1785, the same year this portrait was published; as he was patron to John Raphael Smith the suggestion is that he commissioned it.
Frankau 170.I. CS:78..I. O'Dench 271.
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William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Secretary of State from the Year 1757 to 1761.
William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Secretary of State from the Year 1757 to 1761. This Print is most respectfully addressed to the Patriotic members of both houses of Parliament and to all who preserve a gratefull rememberance of departed worth by James Barry R.A.
Published as the Act directs Sep.r 1778 by J.B.
Etching. 445 x 370mm (17½ x 14½"), with large margins. Repaired tear in image (near Pitt's nose), repaired tears in margin. Bit messy.
A memorial to William Pitt the Elder, with a bust-like portrait in profile of Pitt with Britannia holding a spear, a pyramid with extensive text and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral in the background.
Pressly 14, state vi of vi.
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The Birth of Venus.
The Birth of Venus. From the celebrated Picture by the late James Barry Esq. R.A.
Painted by James Barry. R.A. Engraved by Benjamin Smith.
Published Feby. 1827. (for the Proprietor) by B.Smith, 21, Judd Place, West, New Road.
Stipple engraving. 264 x 203mm (10½ x 8"). Trimmed to plate at top.
A naked Venus rises from the sea, with seahorses, Doves and Cupid.
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The Birth of Venus.
The Birth of Venus. From the celebrated Picture by the late James Barry Esq. R.A.
Painted by James Barry. R.A. Engraved by Benjamin Smith.
Published Feby. 1827. (for the Proprietor) by B.Smith, 21, Judd Place, West, New Road.
Stipple engraving. 264 x 203mm. 10" 3/8 x 8", large margins.
A romantic image showing a mythological scene portraying the birth of Venus, the goddess holds her long hair aloft. Beside her are a pair of doves and Cupid.
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Wesley.
Wesley. From a Print engraved by J. Fittler, after a Miniature Painted by J. Barry. Under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Proof.
Engraved by W. Holl.
London, Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.1835.]
Stipple, proof printed in chine collé. 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8"), with wide margins. Some slight wrinkling of the chine collé.
John Wesley (1703-91), Methodist. Published in the ''The Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs'', 1833-7.
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