"James Barry, 1741?806: History Painter "

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Tom Dunne
Routledge, Jul 5, 2017 - Art - 300 pages
Bringing into relief the singularity of Barry's unswerving commitment to his vision for history painting despite adverse cultural, political and commercial currents, these essays on Barry and his contemporaries offer new perspectives on the painter's life and career. Contributors, including some of the best known experts in the field of British eighteenth-century studies, set Barry's works and writings into a rich political and social context, particularly in Britain. Among other notable achievements, the essays shed new light on the influence which Barry's radical ideology and his Catholicism had on his art; they explore his relationship with Reynolds and Blake, and discuss his aesthetics in the context of Burke and Wollstonecraft as well as Fuseli and Payne Knight. The volume is an indispensable resource for scholars of eighteenth-century British painting, patronage, aesthetics, and political history.
 

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Contents

James Barrys Moral Art and the Fate of History Painting in Britain
1
Contesting James Barrys Critical Legacy 180666
11
Risk Reward and the Reform of Culture around 1770
23
A History Painter in Paris in the 1760s
43
James Barrys Venus Rising from the Sea
59
6 Barry Reynolds and the British School
77
Milton Exile and Expulsion
95
Blake and Barry
115
Barry and the Politics of Friendship
145
A Reconstruction of James Barrys House Painting and Printmaking Studio and the Making of The Birth of Pandora
161
The Great Rooms Primary Focus
189
Catholicism and Counterrevolution in the 1790s
211
James Barrys Adelphi Cycle Revisited
233
Select Bibliography
247
Index
257
Plates
269

James Barrys Writings in the 1790s
127

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