Letter from JAMES BARRY to SOCIETY OF
ARTS, written 13 January 1790, at 36 Castle Street, London
Source: MS RSA f.120, Royal Society of Arts, London. [img] Printed: Fryer, Works of Barry, ii.
Barry had now added the portrait of the Prince of
Wales to his painting The Distribution of
Premiums in the Society of Arts [img] in the Great Room of the Society;
he writes to say the series of six pictures The
Progress of Human Culture, started in 1777, is now complete.
M.r Barry presents his respectful Compts Compliments
to the Right Hon.bleHonourable the President,1 Vice Presidents & the rest of the
Noblemen & Gentlemen of the Society for the
Encouragement of Arts &c & is extremely happy it is
now in his power to inform them that the Series of pictures in their great Room
was finished on Thursday last.2
Jan. 13. 1790
N. 36 Castle st. Oxford st.