Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fashion! - Hugh Barron 1747-1791 paints a little blue & white Turquerie

Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791)  Portrait of a lady, said to be Susanna, Mrs Bacon Bedingfield of Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk

Hugh Barron was the son of an apothecary in Soho, London.  The young artist 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 & painted portraits. In 1771-2, he was in Rome. Returning to London, he settled in Leicester Square, & exhibited some portraits at the Royal Academy in 1782-3 & 1786.

Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791) Elizabeth Mrs. John Plampin Dau of Henry Hervey Ashton c 1766

Hugh Barron (British artist, 1747-1791) Portrait of a lady in blue, c 1778