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Barret, Georgelocked

  • W. C. Monkhouse
  • , revised by Anne Crookshank


Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter, was born in Dublin, the son of a clothier. He was apprenticed to a stay maker and later attended the Dublin Society drawing schools under Robert West. While there he coloured prints for the publisher Silcock, and in 1747 he won a prize in the examination. He became a friend of ...

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