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James Barry (1741–1806) self-portrait, c. 1786 [completed 1803] by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Barry, James (1741–1806), history painter, printmaker, and author, was born on 11 October 1741, in a modest cottage in Water Lane in Blackpool, a suburb of Cork, to John Barry and Juliana Reardon. He was the eldest child in a family that grew to include three more sons, ...

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Brooke, Henry (1738–1806), history painter, was born in co. Cavan, Ireland, in November 1738 and baptized that month at St Paul's Church, Dublin, one of the five children (there were four sons and one daughter) of Robert Brooke, artist, and his wife, Honor Brooke...

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Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838) by Valentine Green, pubd 1787 (after self-portrait) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cosway [née Hadfield], Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist, was born at her father's hotel, Hadfield's (or Carlo's), Lungarno Capponi, Florence, on 17 July 1760, the eldest of five surviving children of ...

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Giles Hussey (1710–1788) self-portrait, c. 1745 Collection of the Duke of Northumberland. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Hussey, Giles (1710–1788), history and portrait painter, was born on 10 February 1710 at Marnhull, Dorset, the tenth of thirteen children of John Hussey (d. 1736) and his wife, Mary, daughter of Thomas Burdett. The family was Roman Catholic and between the ages of seven and twelve ...

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(Anna Maria) Angelica Catharina Kauffman (1741–1807) self-portrait, c. 1770–75 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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