Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 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 Paintings of Reynolds

Francis George Hare, c.1788/89 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Francis George Hare c.1788/89

Oil Painting
$1087
Canvas Print
$55.05
SKU: RSJ-17464
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 107 x 93 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Captain Robert Orme, 1756 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Captain Robert Orme 1756

Oil Painting
$1603
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17465
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 239 x 147 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Colonel Tarleton, 1782 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Colonel Tarleton 1782

Oil Painting
$1590
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17466
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 236 x 145.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons, 1773 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons 1773

Oil Painting
$1777
Canvas Print
$53.23
SKU: RSJ-17467
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 141.5 x 113 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lady Caroline Howard, 1778 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Caroline Howard 1778

Oil Painting
$1121
Canvas Print
$52.87
SKU: RSJ-17468
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 143 x 113 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Miss Beatrix Lister, 1765 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Miss Beatrix Lister 1765

Oil Painting
$1253
Canvas Print
$55.78
SKU: RSJ-17469
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 75 x 62.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Lady Elizabeth Compton, c.1780/82 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Elizabeth Compton c.1780/82

Oil Painting
$1557
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17470
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 240 x 149 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Lady Elizabeth Delme and Her Children, c.1777/79 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Elizabeth Delme and Her Children c.1777/79

Oil Painting
$1743
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17471
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238.4 x 147.2 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, 1758 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Elizabeth Hamilton 1758

Oil Painting
$1366
Canvas Print
$46.91
SKU: RSJ-17472
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 117 x 84 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Lady Cornewall, c.1785/86 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Cornewall c.1785/86

Oil Painting
$1387
Canvas Print
$52.98
SKU: RSJ-17473
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127 x 101.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Lady Bampfylde, c.1776/77 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Bampfylde c.1776/77

Oil Painting
$1829
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17474
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238 x 148 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of Elizabeth Falconer, Undated by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Elizabeth Falconer Undated

Oil Painting
$995
Canvas Print
$52.74
SKU: RSJ-17475
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 142.3 x 112.7 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of the Ladies Amabel and Mary Jemima Yorke, c.1761 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of the Ladies Amabel and Mary Jemima Yorke c.1761

Oil Painting
$1580
Canvas Print
$58.09
SKU: RSJ-17476
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 196 x 170 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Cupid and Psyche, c.1789 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Cupid and Psyche c.1789

Oil Painting
$901
Canvas Print
$55.30
SKU: RSJ-17477
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 139.8 x 168.3 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London, United Kingdom

Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse, 1789 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse 1789

Oil Painting
$1712
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17478
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 239.7 x 147.6 cm
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Jane Fleming, later Countess of Harrington, c.1778/79 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Jane Fleming, later Countess of Harrington c.1778/79

Oil Painting
$1672
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17479
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 239.4 x 147.5 cm
Huntington Library and Art Gallery, California, USA

Jane Stanhope, Countess of Harrington, c.1786/87 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Jane Stanhope, Countess of Harrington c.1786/87

Oil Painting
$1594
Canvas Print
$52.38
SKU: RSJ-17480
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 151.3 x 113.8 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

Lady Jane Halliday, c.1778/79 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Jane Halliday c.1778/79

Oil Painting
$1509
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17481
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 239 x 148.5 cm
Public Collection

Portrait of Lady Worsley, 1776 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Lady Worsley 1776

Oil Painting
$1515
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17482
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 236 x 144 cm
Public Collection

Sarah Campbell, c.1777/78 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Sarah Campbell c.1777/78

Oil Painting
$1672
Canvas Print
$53.23
SKU: RSJ-17483
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127.6 x 101.6 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue in Love for Love, 1771 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue in Love for Love 1771

Oil Painting
$1372
Canvas Print
$54.93
SKU: RSJ-17484
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.8 x 63.8 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Miss Mary Hickey, c.1769/73 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Miss Mary Hickey c.1769/73

Oil Painting
$914
Canvas Print
$55.17
SKU: RSJ-17485
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.7 x 63.7 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Anne Seymour Damer, 1773 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Anne Seymour Damer 1773

Oil Painting
$1020
Canvas Print
$52.87
SKU: RSJ-17486
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 125.7 x 99 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton and Argyll, c.1760 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton and Argyll c.1760

Oil Painting
$1747
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17487
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238.8 x 147.3 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

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