Oil on canvas
height (frame): 70cm
width (frame): 59cm
1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (25)
The bust on which Barry rests his left hand appears to be of Shakespeare. He wears a red garment, with brown fur trimming over his shoulders, and white shirt.
The handsome Irishman Spranger Barry,who "was less comfortable on stage in a modern dress than in a Roman shape or regimental uniform" (BD), rivalled Garrick as Romeo and excelled in such roles as Othello, Douglas, and Evander in “The Grecian Daughter”.