Item 55 - King George and Queen Charlotte by James Barry

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RSA/PR/AR/116/21/55

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King George and Queen Charlotte by James Barry

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  • c1792 (Creation)

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42.3cm x 51.7cm Etching and Engraving.

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The engraving shows 2 panels, one containing King George and the other Queen Charlotte. Barry wanted these to replace the portraits of Lord Romney and Lord Folkestone in the Great Room. Barry wanted the panel showing King George to be stationed between the Great Room paintings of 'Orpheus' and 'Grecian Harvest Home', while the picture of Queen Charlotte he wanted to be sited opposite, between 'The Thames' and 'The Distribution of the Premiums'. Barry was never permitted to replace the existing portraits of Lords Romney and Folkestone. \nAlthough the engraving shows a publication date of 1 May 1791 the first publication did not actually occur until 1792.

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C/MC/D7

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PR.AR/116/21/37 + 38 + 39 + 49 + 50 + 51 + 56 +57

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see William Pressly 'James Barry the Artist as Hero' The Tate Gallery 1983 p90

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Creator Claire.Batley 03/12/2007

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