BARRETT, JEREMIAH

(d. 1770)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was second son of Edward Barrett, a silversmith of Dublin, who died in 1723, by his wife Mary Daly. He painted in Dublin and in the west of Ireland about the middle of the eighteenth century, and his portraits were much esteemed for their excellence as likenesses. In the possession of Colonel Daly at Raford, County Galway, is a portrait of a child, inscribed: Master D. Daly, aged one year three quarters, Jer. Barret, Pixt., A.D. 1765. Two of his portraits were engraved, viz., "Denis Daly of Raford, County Galway," painted in 1755, and engraved in mezzotint by Andrew Miller; and "John Stacpoole of Cragbrien, County Clare," engraved in mezzotint by James Watson. Barrett contributed portraits to the exhibitions of the Society of Artists in Dublin in 1766, 1769, and 1770. He died at an advanced age at his residence in Fade Street, Dublin, in June, 1770.

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