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HUGH BARRON F.S.A. (1747-1791)

1747 to 1791, England

A full-length portrait of a Hanoverian officer holding a spontoon standing in a landscape, a military encampment by a castle beyond

Oil on canvas

signed and dated 1769

91.70 x 71.50 cm    36.10 x 28.15 inches


Hugh Barron, although a fine portrait painter and pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, seemed just as likely destined to become a musician. He was a child prodigy on violin and his ability was noted by various music lovers and he was invited to play his first concert on 23rd April 1760 at the Haymarket Theatre. It was billed as The Solos of young Performers who never appeared in Concert and featured m...
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