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George The Elder Barret, Sr
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Birth: 1732
County Dublin, Ireland
Death: 1784
Greater London, England

Artist.Irish Landscape painter,Apprentice to a corset- maker before studying drawing and painting at the RoyaL Dublin school.At the age of 15 he won a prize at the annual examination of the Dublin Society.After graduating he worked as an art teacher in a Dublin school.Noticed by Edmund Burke in his early twenties he was persuaded to visit and paint in County Wicklow, where he spent several years depicting the Powerscourt Waterfall.He married a Dublin girl in 1757.At the age of thirty he left Dublin for London due to lack of interest in his work.Several months later his large scale composition Landscape with Figures was shown at the Free Society Exhibition where it won a prize of 50 for the most accomplished landscape.
For several years 31 of his paintings were shown at the Royal Accademyuntil 1782.By then he was earning 2,000 a year but spending even more.His friend,Edmund Burke rescued him by securing the position of Master Painter to Chelsea Hospital.In his last years he suffered with asthma and ill health continuing to paint some of his best
Death- parish records for St. James, Paddington 14 March 1784
Other souces state Death/Burial as May 29 1784.
St Mary Paddington Green Churchyard
City of Westminster
Greater London, England
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Record added: Jun 25, 2011
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George The Elder Barret, Sr
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