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Italian Landscape


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ArtistGeorge Barret Snr (1728-1784)
TitleItalian Landscape
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensionsheight: 129.50 cm, width: 196.00 cm
Inscriptionnone
AcquisitionPurchased from Appleby Bros, February 1969
LocationItaly, Rome, British Embassy
GAC number8305
 

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George Barret Snr

George Barret senior was born in Dublin. He began his artistic career colouring engravings and taught drawing in Dublin while making his own studies of the landscape around the city. By the time Barret moved to London in around 1763, he had established a successful career. Barret became a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768, exhibiting there until 1782. His landscapes, influenced by Dutch and Italian art, are predominantly views of the wilder areas of Britain, including part of Wales and the Lake District, but also include views of the country estates owned by his various patrons. He was appointed Official Painter to the Chelsea Hospital in 1782, but did not live to complete any work for the hospital.