The artists repository and drawing magazine: exhibiting the principles of the polite arts in their various branches — 4.1790

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REVIEW of Mr. BARRY's Pictures at the

Great Room of the Society of Arts, &c> in the


E have purpofely delayed to notice this very

have publifhed their Tranfa£lions, in which, as Mr.
More very politely informed us, they would be defcrib-
ed: but, as little new appears to be added, we fhall re-
cur to Mr. Barry's Defcriptive Catalogue.

Mr. Barry gives us the following hiftory of this

" Immediately upon my connection with the Royal
Academy, in a converfation, at one of our dinners, where
we chatted a good deal about the concerns $f Art, I
made a propofal, that, as his Majefty had given us a pa-
lace (Old Somerfet Houfe) with a chapel belonging to
it; that it would become us jointly to undertake the de-
corating this chapel with pictures; that it afforded a
good opportunity of convincing the public of the poffibi-
No. 24. A part 2. lity

till the Society fhould
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