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George Barret RA, ca. 1728/32–1784, Irish
Formerly Thomas Roberts, 1748–1778, Irish

Powerscourt, County Wicklow, Ireland

Former Title(s):

A View of Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

between 1760 and 1762
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 28 7/8 x 38 1/4 inches (73.3 x 97.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cattle | costume | country house | cows | dogs (animals) | field | geology | horses (animals) | landscape | mansion | men | mountains | obelisks | park (grounds) | pediment | people | pilasters | science | sheep | trees | waterfall
Associated Places:
Ireland | Leinster | United Kingdom | Wicklow | Wicklow
Not on view

Anecdotes of Artists of the Last Fifty Years Found among the Papers of an Amateur Deceased, Library of the Fine Arts, vol. 3, no. 17, June, 1832, p. 459, Available Online (British Periodicals Database)

Anecdotes of Eminent Painters from the Supplement to the New Edition of Pilkingon's Dictionary of Painters, Edinburgh Magazine, or Literary Miscellany, May, 1798, pp. 323-24, Available Online (British Periodicals Database)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 5, 53, pl. 14, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 18-19, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp.10, 14, 43-44, 111, no. 21, pl. 21, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)

Fintan Cullen, Visual Politics : the Representation of Ireland 1750-1930, , Cork University Press, Cork [Ireland], 1997, pp. 18, 41, N6782 C85 1997 + (YCBA)

David N. Durant, Life in the Country House: A Historical Dictionary, John Murray, London, p. 23, DA110 D87 1996 (LC) (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 114-15, no. 110, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Desmond J.V. Fitz-Gerald, Irish houses and landscapes., Dorman, Belfast, 1963, pp. 23-24, no. 43, pl. 4, ND1354.4 I75 1963 (YCBA)

Maurice Harold Grant, A chronological history of the old English landscape painters (in oil) from the XVIth century to the XIXth century, (describing more than 800 painters) , F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, UK, 1974, v. 3, pp. 193-98, ND1354 G73 1971+ (YCBA)

Maurice Harold Grant, Old Houses by Old Painters, Country Life, vol. 111, March 14, 1952, pp. 726-728, Uzfe60 C83+ (LSF)

Maurice Harold Grant, The Old English Landscape Painters, Country Life, vol. 111, March 14, 1952, p. 91, Uzfe60 C83+ (LSF)

Desmond Guinness, Irish houses & castles, Crescent Books, New York, 1971, p. 324, DA985 G85 1971 + (YCBA)

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp. 252; 283, 284, no. 309, fig. 309 and col. pl. XXV, N6764 H36 + (YCBA)

Michael Jacobs, The Phaidon companion to art and artists in the British Isles, Phaidon, Oxford, England, 1980, p. IR 30, N6761 J33 (YCBA)

Alex Kidson, Earlier British paintings in the Walker Art Gallery and Sudley House, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2012, p. 11, note 1, ND466 .K537 2012 (YCBA)

William Laffan, Ireland : crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2015, pp. 86, 96, 111, 112, 141, 145,n. 31, 225, no. 9, fig. 22 (p. 112), N6787 .I74 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

F. O. Morris, A series of picturesque views of seats of the noblemen and gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland., With descriptive and historical letterpress. , v. 3, William Mackenzie, London Edinburgh Dublin, UK, 1880, pp. 30-32, DA660 M87 1880+ (YCBA Rare Books)

Robert O'Byrne, A Vanishing World, March 2015, p. 121, fig, 1, N1 A54 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 35; 80, no. 26, fig. 26, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Mervyn Edward Wingfield Powerscourt, A description and history of Powerscourt., Mitchell and Hughes, London, UK, 1903, DA987 P88 P8 + (YCBA)

John Ramm, Apostle of light, Antique Dealer and Collectors Guide, vol. 54, no. 3, October 2000, pp. 24-27, NK1125 A283 + Oversize (SML)

Walter G. Strickland, A dictionary of Irish artists, Irish University Press, Shannon, Ireland, 1969, pp. 29-33 (v.1), N6782 S76 1969 (YCBA)

Walter G. Strickland, A dictionary of Irish artists, Maunsel & company, limited, Dublin London, UK, 1913, pp. 29-33 (v.1), N6782 S76 (YCBA)

Michael Wynne, Continental European sources for George Barret, Irish Arts Review Yearbook, vol. 10, 1994, pp. 136-39, N1 171+ Oversize (LSF)

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