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Portrait Dr. James Barry

One of only three replicas of a miniature portrait of Dr. James Barry.

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"The small painting now in the possession of Mrs. James Barry Munnik, of Waterloo Green, Wynberg, was given to her husband's father James Barry Munnik, of Bree Street, by Dr. James Barry. It is of miniature type painted on ivory. The artist and date are unknown. There is a replica of the original picture in the Grey Collection in the South African Public Library ... Sir Abe Bailey has another; and Mr. J.A. Gubbins, who has amassed a remarkable library of valuable books concerning South Africa, also has one"

Reference source: Racster, O., Grove, J., Dr James Barry: Her Secret Story, p.279, London: Gerald Howe Ltd., 1932.

On offer is Mr. Gubbins' copy. It was purchased on the Gubbins auction sale on 12th Feb., 1999, at Volks Auctioneers.

  • Overall Condition: Very good.
  • Size: 22.5 x 18.5 cm.
  • Sold By: Ex Libris
  • Contact Person: Dr. P.J.B. Lamb
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: drpeterlamb@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0829364794
  • Preferred Payment Methods: EFT or Paypal with a 5% surcharge to cover additional costs.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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