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James Barry

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

James Barry

Person  Male  Born 11/10/1741  Died 22/2/1806

Categories: Art

Countries: Ireland, Italy

Painter. Born in Water Lane, Blackpool, Cork, Ireland. He studied in Italy and in 1782 he was appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy. Because of abusive remarks about his colleagues, he was expelled from the academy in 1799. His paintings include 'Adam and Eve., 'Venus Rising from the Waves, and a set of murals at the Royal Society of Arts, called 'The Progress of Human Culture and Knowledge'. He was taken ill at an eating house, but could not be returned to his home, as his tormenting neighbours had jammed the keyhole of his front door with pebbles. He died at 76 Great Titchfield Street, the home of architect Joseph Bonomi.

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City of Westminster Site of the home of James Barry, 1741 - 1806, Irish artis...

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