Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 3

1723-1792

English Rococo Painter

Sir Joshua Reynolds (July 16, 1723 - February 23, 1792) was the most important and influential of 18th century English painters, specialising in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
Reynolds was born in Plympton St Maurice, Devon, on 16 July 1723, and apprenticed in 1740 to the fashionable portrait painter Thomas Hudson, with whom he remained until 1743. From 1749 to 1752, he spent over two years in Italy, mainly in Rome, where he studied the Old Masters and acquired a taste for the "Grand Style". From 1753 on, he lived and worked in London. He became a close friend of Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith, Edmund Burke, Henry Thrale, David Garrick and fellow artist Angelica Kauffmann. He was one of the earliest members of the Royal Society of Arts: he encouraged that society's interest in contemporary art and, with Gainsborough, established the Royal Academy as a spin-out organisation.
Many of his works show children in various states of un-dress. It is unlikely that such an interest would escape criticism in today's world, regardless of artistic merit.
With his rival Thomas Gainsborough, he was the dominant English portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. Reynolds painted in more of an idealized fashion than his rival. Reynolds was a brilliant academic. His lectures (Discourses) on art, delivered at the Royal Academy between 1769 and 1790, are remembered for their sensitivity and perception. In one of these lectures he was of the opinion that "invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory." In 1789 he lost the sight of his left eye, and on 23 February 1792 he died in his house in Leicester Fields, London. He was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.

63 Reynolds Paintings

Portrait of Lady Skipwith, 1787 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Lady Skipwith 1787

Oil Painting
$1353
Canvas Print
$57.84
SKU: RSJ-3206
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 128.3 x 102.2 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Portrait of General John Burgoyne, c.1766 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of General John Burgoyne c.1766

Oil Painting
$1410
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: RSJ-3207
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127 x 101.3 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Portrait of Miss Nelly O'Brien, c.1762/64 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Miss Nelly O'Brien c.1762/64

Oil Painting
$1545
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: RSJ-3208
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 126.3 x 101 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Miss Jane Bowles, 1775 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Miss Jane Bowles 1775

Oil Painting
$1427
Canvas Print
$56.77
SKU: RSJ-4827
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 91 x 70.9 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Elizabeth Carnac, c.1775 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Elizabeth Carnac c.1775

Oil Painting
$1985
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: RSJ-4828
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 240.4 x 146.4 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Susanna Hoare and Child, c.1763/64 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Susanna Hoare and Child c.1763/64

Oil Painting
$1539
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: RSJ-4829
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 132.5 x 101.6 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Frances Countess of Lincoln, c.1781/8 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Frances Countess of Lincoln c.1781/8

Oil Painting
$1218
Canvas Print
$55.69
SKU: RSJ-4830
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 62 x 47 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Lady Elizabeth Seymour-Conway, 1781 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Elizabeth Seymour-Conway 1781

Oil Painting
$1163
Canvas Print
$55.83
SKU: RSJ-4831
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 61.5 x 47.2 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Strawberry Girl, c.1772/73 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

The Strawberry Girl c.1772/73

Oil Painting
$1071
Canvas Print
$61.98
SKU: RSJ-4832
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.6 x 63.7 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Mary Robinson (Perdita), c.1783/84 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Mary Robinson (Perdita) c.1783/84

Oil Painting
$1018
Canvas Print
$61.05
SKU: RSJ-4833
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 77 x 63.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

St John the Baptist in the Wilderness, c.1776 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

St John the Baptist in the Wilderness c.1776

Oil Painting
$1410
Canvas Print
$58.77
SKU: RSJ-4834
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 132 x 102.2 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Jane Braddyll, c.1776 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Jane Braddyll c.1776

Oil Painting
$1273
Canvas Print
$61.18
SKU: RSJ-4835
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 75.5 x 63.4 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Mary Nesbitt, 1781 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Mary Nesbitt 1781

Oil Painting
$1109
Canvas Print
$58.51
SKU: RSJ-4836
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.5 x 63.2 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The 4th Duke of Queensbury (Old Q) as Earl of March, c.1759/60 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

The 4th Duke of Queensbury (Old Q) as Earl of March c.1759/60

Oil Painting
$1461
Canvas Print
$57.03
SKU: RSJ-4837
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 91 x 67.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Angerstein Children, 1783 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

The Angerstein Children 1783

Oil Painting
$1389
SKU: RSJ-4842
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: unknown
Kenwood House (The Iveagh Bequest), London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth, Lady Taylor, c.1780 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Elizabeth, Lady Taylor c.1780

Oil Painting
$1785
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: RSJ-17455
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127.3 x 102.2 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Lady Cecil Rice, 1762 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Cecil Rice 1762

Oil Painting
$1815
Canvas Print
$58.24
SKU: RSJ-17456
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 126.4 x 100.6 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus, 1788 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus 1788

Oil Painting
$1279
Canvas Print
$58.24
SKU: RSJ-17457
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127.5 x 101 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Captain George K. H. Coussmaker, 1782 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Captain George K. H. Coussmaker 1782

Oil Painting
$1585
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: RSJ-17458
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238 x 145.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mrs. Elisha Mathew, 1777 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Elisha Mathew 1777

Oil Painting
$2002
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: RSJ-17459
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 237.5 x 146.3 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore, 1765 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore 1765

Oil Painting
$1975
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: RSJ-17460
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238 x 146.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Ladies Waldegrave, 1780 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

The Ladies Waldegrave 1780

Oil Painting
$2028
Canvas Print
$62.92
SKU: RSJ-17461
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 143 x 168.3 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Robert Hay Drummond, Archbishop of York, 1764 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Robert Hay Drummond, Archbishop of York 1764

Oil Painting
$1842
Canvas Print
$58.64
SKU: RSJ-17462
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127 x 101.6 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Portrait of a Young Lady, c.1760/65 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Lady c.1760/65

Oil Painting
$984
Canvas Print
$60.78
SKU: RSJ-17463
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.5 x 63 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

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