Monday, 23 February 2015

A Digest of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (Plympton, Devon, England, 16th July 1723 – London, England, 23rd February 1792)

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Self portrait, 1776
Self Portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1776
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Sir Joshua Reynolds who is, as regular visitors know, my absolute favourite artist. Reynolds and his works have featured here at the Guide a number of times. It is my pleasure to present to you a digest of those posts; I hope you will find something to interest you!


"One of the most memorable men of his Time": Sir Joshua Reynolds
The life of Reynolds.

A closer look at The Age of Innocence
An investigation of a painting of a unknown child.

A closer look at The Ladies Waldegrave
A painting of three ladies, each looking for a husband!

A closer look at A Child’s Portrait in Different Views: Angel’s Heads
A most unusual portrait of a child.

Posts illustrated by works by Reynolds

6 comments:

ron farnham said...

...and he kept his Devonshire accent throughout his life! He was a central Georgian character-known and admired by all

Catherine Curzon said...

And a wonderful painter!

Mark King said...

Thanks for this. As I'm sure you know, there's a fine collection of his paintings at Kenwood House, alongside Rembrandt, Gainsborough etc.

Catherine Curzon said...

I think a trip is in order!

ron farnham said...

...and wonderful Reynolds at Port Eliot. The Eliots were both friends and Patrons to Sir Joshua. He was one of those Georgians I would have loved to meet.

Catherine Curzon said...

One of my dream Georgians too!