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Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860), RA

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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The career of Sir Charles Barry (1795–1860) spanned the late Georgian and early Victorian periods. After a protracted tour of France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Egypt (1817–1820), his career took off with the success of his Traveller's Club, Pall Mall (1830). Other major works include the Manchester Athenaeum (1837–1839), the Reform Club, London (1837–1841), the Board of Trade, Whitehall (1844) and the Palace of Westminster, London (1837–1852).

The Royal Institute of British Architects



oil on canvas


H 35.5 x W 31.2 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by the sitter's great-granddaughter, Mrs J. L. Trevor, 1976

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The Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place, London, Greater London W1B 1AD England

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