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BARRET, George, Sr. (1728 - 1784), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BARRET, George, Sr. (1728 - 1784), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

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Irish, 18th century, male.

Born 1728 or 1732, in Dublin; died 29 May 1784, in Paddington (London).

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Landscapes, landscapes with figures. Watercolours, oils.

George Barret Sr. won first prize at the Dublin Society's Schools in 1747 where he studied under Robert West. He initially worked for Joseph Leeson, the 1st Earl of Miltown, as an architectural decorator for Russborough House,

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