James Barry

1741-1806 Ireland-Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-James Barry was from Cork. He joined the Dublin Society Figure Drawing School in 1760. In 1764 Edmund Burke the Irish MP and author got him work in London with James Athenian Stuart as a draughtsman. A year later he spent time in Paris before travelling to Rome and later becoming a member of the Accademia Clementina, Bologna in 1770.
When he returned to London he exhibited at the RA and was a Professor of Painting by 1782. After receiving criticism, he turned form portraiture to history painting and produced a series of large historic paintings for the Royal Society of Arts, all without remuneration. He engaged in printmaking as a means of support.
In 1799 due to differences in opinions he was expelled from the RA. He moved to a quiet life in Castle Street East, London where he spent the remainder of his life. A fund was set up for him by the Society of Arts and the Dublin Society. When he died in 1806 he was laid to rest in the crypt of Saint Paul's Cathedral.

 

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Children Scene

 Children Scene

Crowning

Crowning of the Victors at Olympia

Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke

Distribution

Distribution of the Premiums

King Lear Weeping

King Lear Weeping over the Dead Body of Cordelia

Burke and Barry

Burke and Barry as Ulysses and his Companions Escaping from Polyhemus

Death of Adonis

Death of Adonis

Selfportrait

Selfportrait

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Chiefs Waikato

Chiefs Waikato and Hongi Hika with missionary Thomas Kendall in England

Education of Achilles

The Education of Achilles

Jachimo and Imogen

Jachimo and Imogen

Jupiter Beguiled

Jupiter Beguiled by Juno

Christopher Nugent

Christopher Nugent

Baptism of the King

The Baptism of the King of Cashel by Saint Patrick

Temptation of Adam

The Temptation of Adam

Landscape

Landscape with Man Washing his Feet at a Fountain

A Playful Cherub

A Playful Cherub

Death of G-Wolfe

Death of General Wolfe

The act of Union

The act of Union

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The Adoration

The Adoration of the Shepherds

Navigation

Triumph of Navigation

Satan

Satan and his Troops