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    Sale 5281

    The Sunday Sale

    9 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 159

    JOHN JAMES BARRALET (IRISH, 1747-1815)

    Wooded landscape with a horseman and a fallen soldier; and A brigand attacking a soldier

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    JOHN JAMES BARRALET (IRISH, 1747-1815)
    Wooded landscape with a horseman and a fallen soldier; and A brigand attacking a soldier
    the first signed and dated 'Jo.J. Barralet/1776'; the second signed and dated 'Jo Ja Barralet/1776'
    ink and wash
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) diameter
    a pair (2)


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    Born in Dublin, Barralet moved to London in 1770, and established a school in 1773 in St James's Street, which was later relocated to Pall Mall. Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Society of Artists, Barralet's thematically wide-ranging oeuvre explored English landscapes, theatrical scenes, classical subjects and English history among other subjects. The handling of figures in a forest landscape in the lots offered here is reminiscent of Barralet's The Benevolent Lady, painted in the same year, with similar highly-finished, delicate, grisaille tones and an emphasis on trees and leaves.

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