No Cross, No Crown: Prints by James Barry

James Barry (Irish, 1741–1806), <em>Job Reproved by His Friends</em>, 1776/ca. 1790, etching and engraving with aquatint and roulette on wove paper, 22.9 x 29.6 inches. Gift of William and Nancy Pressly in honor of the Stent Family, 2015.002.002

James Barry (Irish, 1741–1806), Job Reproved by His Friends, 1776/ca. 1790, etching and engraving with aquatint and roulette on wove paper, 22.9 x 29.6 inches. Gift of William and Nancy Pressly in honor of the Stent Family, 2015.002.002

Mestrovic Gallery January 24 through April 17, 2016

Celebrating the recent acquisition of 28 prints by the Irish Catholic artist James Barry (1741–1806) from the collection of William and Nancy Pressly, this exhibition examines the symbolism, technical invention, and the trans-Atlantic politics on display in these monumental and dramatic compositions. Barry used printmaking to work out iconographic and artistic problems, expanding and evolving themes that he had introduced in his paintings. Included here are rare impressions of some of his provocative critiques on contemporary British politics and society.

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