Barclay, William (1797-1859) (DNB00)

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BARCLAY, WILLIAM (1797–1859), miniature painter, was born in London in 1797. He practised his art both in London and in Paris, and whilst in the latter city he was much occupied in making copies from the works of the great Italian masters in the Louvre. He exhibited portraits and some copies in water-colours at the Salon between the years 1831 and 1859, as well as at the Royal Academy between 1832 and 1856. He died in 1859.

[Redgrave's Dictionary of Artists, 1878; Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogues, 1832–56; Livrets du Salon, 1831–59.]

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