James Barry's Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art
William L. Pressly
Regular price €49.00
2014, Cork University Press, Hardback, 384 pages
Winner of the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2015.
Between 1777 and 1784, the Irish artist James Barry (1741-1806) executed six murals for the Great Room of the [Royal] Society of Arts in London. Although his works form the most impressive series of history paintings in Great Britain, they remain one of the British art world’s best kept secrets, having attracted little attention from critics or the general public.