James Barry, R.A.

Preferred Media: Painting , printmaking and etching
Born: 11 October 1741 in Cork, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died: 22 February 1806
Nationality: British, Irish
Elected A.R.A: 02 Nov 1772
Elected R.A: 09 Feb 1773
Expelled: 15 Apr 1799
Professor of Painting 1782-1799
Biography
He was expelled on the grounds of him critisizing the Royal Academy and making `improper digressions' in his lectures to the students (General Assembly Minutes II, pp.48-52, and Hutchison, pp.61-62).
 
Works of Art: 14
Books: 8
Archives: 34
Works by

Ticket of admission for a...   
Ticket of admission for a...
1779
James Barry
  

Satan at the Abode of...   
Satan at the Abode of...
c. 1792-95
James Barry
  

Male nude sitting on a...   
Male nude sitting on a...
c. 1790s?
James Barry
  

A standing male nude holding...   
A standing male nude holding...
c. 1780
James Barry
  

Bacchanale   
Bacchanale
by 1806
James Barry
  

Study for 'George III giving...   
Study for 'George III giving...
ca. 1784-8
James Barry
  
 

Two studies of a bust...   
Two studies of a bust...
between 1782 and 1806
James Barry
  

A bust of Pericles and...   
A bust of Pericles and...
between 1782 and 1806
James Barry
  
Works after

Self-portrait as Timanthes   
Self-portrait as Timanthes
James Barry
  
Works associated with

Portrait of James Barry   
Portrait of James Barry
ca. 1815
G.M. Brighty
  

Portrait of James Barry, R.A.   
Portrait of James Barry, R.A.
2 April 1793
George Dance
  

St Paul Preaching at Athens   
St Paul Preaching at Athens
1778
James Jefferys
  

Profile portrait of James Barry   
Profile portrait of James Barry
Edward Scriven
  

The Royal Academicians in General...   
The Royal Academicians in General...
1795
Henry Singleton
  

Wood, Henry Trueman   A note on the pictures by James Barry in the Great Room of the Royal Society of Arts / by H. Trueman Wood - London 1880   
12/5339   
Christie, James, the younger   A catalogue of all the original finished and unfinished paintings, drawings & sketches of ... James Barry: also his prints and casts; and library of books. Which will be sold by auction by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, Pall Mall, on Friday April 10, 1807, and following day. - London 1807   
12/3346   
Barry, James, R.A.,   A Letter To The Dilettanti Society, Respecting The Obtention of certain Matters essentially necessary for the Improvement of Public Taste, and for accomplishing the original Views of the Royal Academy Of Great-Britain. By James Barry, Esq. R.A. Professor Of Painting To The Royal Academy. - The Second Edition. - With An Appendix, Respecting the Matters lately agitated between the Academy and the Professor of Painting. - - London: [1799]   
07/3098   
Mosnier, Pierre   The History Of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Graving; And Of those who have Excell'd in them: In Three Books. Containing their Rise, Progress, Decay, and Revival; With an Account Of the most considerable Productions of the best Artists in all Ages: And how to distinguish the true and regular Performances, from those that are otherwise. - By P. Monier, Painter to the French King, and Professor of Painting, and Sculpture in the Royal Academy at Paris. - - London: [1699]   
07/1834   
Barry, James, R.A., source artist, engraver   A Series Of Etchings By James Barry, Esq. From His Original And Justly Celebrated Paintings, In The Great Room Of The Society Of Arts, Manufactures, And Commerce, Adelphi. - London: 1808.   
05/326   
Il Mercurio Italico: O Sia Ragguaglio Generale intorno alla Letteratura, Belle Arti, Utili Scoperte, ec. di tutta l'Italia. The Italian Mercury: Or, A General Account concerning the Literature, Fine Arts, Useful Discoveries, &c. of all Italy.   - Londra: [1789-1790]   
04/3655   
A Collection Of Prints, From Pictures Painted For The Purpose Of Illustrating The Dramatic Works Of Shakspeare, By The Artists Of Great-Britain. Volume I. (II.)   - London [1803]   
04/3171   
Barry, James, R.A.,   The Works Of James Barry, Esq. Historical Painter; Formerly Professor Of Painting At The Royal-Academy; Member Of The Clementine Academy At Bologna, &c. Containing, His Correspondence From France And Italy With Mr. Burke - His Lectures On Painting Delivered At The Royal-Academy - Observations On Different Works Of Art In Italy And France - Critical Remarks On The Principal Paintings Of The Orleans Gallery - Essay On The Subject Of Pandora; (Now First Published From Manuscripts, And Illustrated By Engravings From Sketches, Left By The Author.) And His Inquiry Into The Causes Which Have Obstructed The Progress Of The Fine Arts In England - His Account Of The Paintings At The Adelphi - And Letter To The Dilettanti Society. To Which Is Prefixed, Some Account Of The Life And Writings Of The Author. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. (II.) - London: 1809.   
04/3316   
FAR/1/1    Mr. Barry    1799    Item   
HU//7/65    James White, Exeter, to Ozias Humphry, at the Earl of Clarendon's, The Grove, near Watford, Herts    25 Jul 1809    Item   
HU/7/1iii    Memorandum by Ozias Humphry    2 Apr 1808    Item   
HU/7/1i    Lord Buchan, Colness, Lanarkshire, "on the wing to Edinburgh", to Josiah Humphreys[sic], c/o Richard Cooper, Mount Street, London    1 Jan 1808    Item   
AND/12/204    Introductory page to Anderdon's 1805 catalogue    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/10/181    Title page of the 1799 Academy catalogue    1799    Item   
AND/10/168    Press cutting, extended anecdote on James Barry    [1821]    Item   
AND/10/165    Cuttings from a sale catalogue of Robert Cole's collection, lots 84 to 87, items by James Barry    1867    Item   
AND/8/157    Pages 23 of the 1792 Academy catalogue    1792    Item   
AND/6/81    Extract from Pindar's Lyric Odes to the Royal Academicians, concering James Barry    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/6/79    [copy] Receipt    14 Dec 1786    Item   
AND/5/160    [copy] Samuel Johnson, to Joshua Reynolds    12 Apr 1783    Item   
AND/5/93    Extracts from three letters by Samuel Johnson    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/5/83    Anderdon's biographical notes on James Barry    [c.1870]    Item   
JU/4/123    Joseph Bonomi, London, 76 Great Titchfield Street, to the Earl of Buchan    14 Feb 1806    Item   
JU/2/136    James Northcote, Argyll Place, to J. H. Burn    22 Sep 1827    Item   
JU/2/78    James Barry, Castle St., to the Earl of Buchan, Edinburgh    03 Jul 1805    Item   
JU    Jupp catalogues    1769-1875    Fonds   
AND/3/155    Anderdon's biographical notes on William Tyler    [c.1870]    Item   
HU/2/2    H. Spicer, London, to Mr. Humphry, English Coffee House, Rome    9 Jan 1774    Item   
AND/1/314    [copy] Press cutting from the Annual Register    18 Oct 1773    Item   
AND/1/254    Anderdon's extract from "The Annual Register" on James Barry's iVenus rising out of the Sea/i, from 1772    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/1/249    Pages 3 and 4 of the 1772 exhibition catalogue    1772    Item   
AND/1/193    Press cuttings and Anderdon's notes on 1771 exhibits #11 to #24    [c.1870]    Item   
AND/1/42    Extract from Leslie's Life of Reynolds    20 May 1865    Item   
LAW/5/83    [copy?] Note by G.R., on the reverse of an official [Royal Academy] document signed by Jno. Richards    [1799]    Item   
LAW/2/10    Thos. Lawrence, to [Joseph Farington]    9 Feb 1812    Item   
LAW/1/256    [Thomas Lawrence], to [Joseph Farington]    [Sep 1810]    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/32    Catalogue of works by James Barry    1784    Item   
LAW/1/13    [copy] Thomas Lawrence to [Lucy Lawrence]    1788    Item   
RAA/SEC/2/7    Papers relating to James Barry, RA    1775-1799    Series   
RAA/GA/10/1    Roll of obligation for Academicians    14 Dec 1768 to date    Item   
RAA/GA/1/2    General Assembly minutes, vol. 2    10 Feb 1797 - 11 Dec 1809    Item   
RAA/PC/1/3    Council minutes, vol. 3    24 Oct 1798 - 18 Dec 1806    Item