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Captain John Barry

1776
29 3/4 x 25 in. (75.6 x 63.5 cm)

Matthew Pratt
American (Philadelphia, PA, 1734 - 1805, Philadelphia, PA)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Barry
Accession Number: 1981.22
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Label, verso, attached to canvas: Portrait of John Barry of Philadelphia, Captain of the Lexington, painted by Matthew Pratt April 1776 for John Nixon Esq. of Philadelphia


Provenance
Commissioned by John Nixon, Philadelphia, PA; Ehrich Galleries, New York, NY; purchased by William C. Barry; Peter Barry, Rochester, NY; Estate of Peter Barry, Rochester, NY; bequeathed to the Gallery in 1981

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