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Title: The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick
Author: Barry, James (Irish painter, printmaker, and lithographer, 1741-1806, active in England)
Issue Date: 2008
Description: This is an oil sketch made during Barry's later years, showing especially strong parallels with his drawings of those years, and can help shed some light on the original painting of the same subject by Barry which was painted in 1763 but is thought to no longer exist. This painting also reflects Barry's active concern with Ireland's political situation, referring to the diginity of Ireland's past, the plight of oppressed Catholics, and the struggle for liberty. See James Barry's 'The Baptism of the King of Cashel by St Patrick', by William L. Pressly, Jr., The Burlington Magazine © 1976
Role: artist
Culture: Irish
Dimensions/Extent: 64.8 cm x 63.5 cm
Material (Support): canvas
Period: 18th century
Work: painting
Appears in Collections:TRIARC - Crookshank-Glin Collection (Digital Image Collection)

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