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Hugh Barron

 Painting - Portrait Of A Lady Said To Be Susanna Mrs. Baron Bedingfield Of Ditchingham Hall Norfolk by Hugh Barron

Portrait Of A Lady Said To Be Susanna Mrs. Baron Bedingfield Of Ditchingham Hall Norfolk

 Painting - Portrait Of A Lady by Hugh Barron

Portrait Of A Lady

Hugh Barron (c. 1746 - 1791) was an English portrait painter and amateur musician.[1]

Life

Barron was the son of an apothecary in Soho, London, and became a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds. After leaving Reynolds' studio he set off for Italy by way of Lisbon, where he stopped for some time and painted portraits. In 1771-2 he was in Rome. Returning to London he settled in Leicester Square, and exhibited some portraits at the Royal Academy in 1782-3 and 1786. However, his later work did not fulfil the promise of his youth, and he never approached the quality of work of his teacher.[2] His painting The Children of George Bond of Ditchleys (1768) is in the collection of the Tate Gallery[3]

Mezzotints by Valentine Green were published after Barron's portraits of John Swan and George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney.[4]

He was a good violinist, considered the best amateur performer of his time.[2] He died in the autumn of 1791, aged about forty-five.[2]


References

"Barron, Hugh". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. p. 296.
Bryan 1886–9
"The Children of George Bond of Ditchleys". Tate Gallery. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

"Hugh Barron (1745-1791), Painter". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

Sources

This article incorporates text from the article "BARRON, Hugh" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.

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