Portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Painting Reproductions Gallery 3 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

Charles Stanhope, third Earl of Harrington, and a Servant, 1782 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Charles Stanhope, third Earl of Harrington, and a ... 1782

Oil Painting
$1733
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17488
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 236.2 x 142.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Lady Frances Finch, c.1781/82 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Frances Finch c.1781/82

Oil Painting
$1521
Canvas Print
$52.38
SKU: RSJ-17489
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 142 x 113.3 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Miss Susanna Gale, c.1763/64 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Miss Susanna Gale c.1763/64

Oil Painting
$1877
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17490
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 210 x 118.8 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Miss Offy Palmer, c.1777/81 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Miss Offy Palmer c.1777/81

Oil Painting
$976
Canvas Print
$55.53
SKU: RSJ-17491
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 76.7 x 64 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog, 1787 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog 1787

Oil Painting
$1006
Canvas Print
$53.23
SKU: RSJ-17492
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 141.6 x 113.7 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, USA

Mrs. Robert Froude, nee Phillis Hurrell, 1762 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Robert Froude, nee Phillis Hurrell 1762

Oil Painting
$1507
Canvas Print
$52.01
SKU: RSJ-17493
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 90.5 x 72.4 cm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, USA

Mrs. Lewis Thomas Watson, 1789 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Lewis Thomas Watson 1789

Oil Painting
$1347
Canvas Print
$53.10
SKU: RSJ-17494
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127 x 101.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Thomas and Martha Neate with His Tutor, Thomas Needham, 1748 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Thomas and Martha Neate with His Tutor, Thomas Needham 1748

Oil Painting
$1905
Canvas Print
$61.37
SKU: RSJ-17495
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 168 x 180.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Anne Dashwood, Later Countess of Galloway, 1764 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Anne Dashwood, Later Countess of Galloway 1764

Oil Painting
$1609
Canvas Print
$58.33
SKU: RSJ-17496
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 133.4 x 118.7 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Lady Smith and Her Children, 1787 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Smith and Her Children 1787

Oil Painting
$2060
Canvas Print
$53.34
SKU: RSJ-17497
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 140.7 x 112 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mrs. Horton, Later Viscountess Maynard, Undated by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Mrs. Horton, Later Viscountess Maynard Undated

Oil Painting
$1173
Canvas Print
$50.80
SKU: RSJ-17498
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 92 x 71 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Captain John Gell, 1786 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Captain John Gell 1786

Oil Painting
$1073
Canvas Print
$53.59
SKU: RSJ-17499
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 127 x 101.5 cm
Maritime Art Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom

Anne, Viscountess Townsend, Later Marchioness Townshend, c.1779/80 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Anne, Viscountess Townsend, Later Marchioness Townshend c.1779/80

Oil Painting
$1894
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17500
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 241.3 x 147.3 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Lady Sunderlin, 1786 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Lady Sunderlin 1786

Oil Painting
$1831
Canvas Print
$44.10
SKU: RSJ-17501
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 238.5 x 147.5 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Portrait of Mrs. Richard Crofts, 1775 by Reynolds | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Mrs. Richard Crofts 1775

Oil Painting
$1377
Canvas Print
$58.94
SKU: RSJ-17502
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Original Size: 131 x 117 cm
Private Collection

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