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date: 19 October 2019

Barralet, John Jameslocked

(1747–1815)
  • Anne Crookshank

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Barralet, John James (1747–1815), watercolour painter, was born in Dublin, and came of a French family. He was educated under James Mannin in the Dublin Society Schools, where he was awarded a premium in 1764. He specialized in landscapes, producing prosaic works with no hint of drama, although the trees are particularly well executed. However, his forte was undoubtedly the figures who people many of his works and give a lively immediacy to his watercolours. He worked in ...

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