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 George Barret, Sr.  (1728/32 - 1784)

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Lived/Active: England/Ireland      Known for: landscape painting

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A wooded river landscape with a man fishing in the foreground, a shepherd playing a flute beside a flock of sheep and a town beyond; and A wooded river landscape with fishermen in a boat, a ruined building beyond and figures crossing a bridge (pair)
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George Barret Senior RA (1732-1784)

One of the most renowned Irish landscape artists of the 18th century, George Barret (Senior) succeeded in carving out a highly lucrative career as a painter in London, before succumbing to bankruptcy. All four of his children became artists, including George Barret Junior (1767-1842). Barret occupies an important position of one of the forerunners of romantic landscape.

Born in Dublin, the son of a clothier, he was initially apprenticed to a cors (showing 500 of 4070 characters).

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