Baroque and Rococo


Baroque and Rococo Art Map


Sir Joshua Reynolds



Sir Joshua Reynolds

(b Plympton, Devon, 16 July 1723; d London, 23 Feb 1792).

English painter, collector and writer. The foremost portrait painter in England in the 18th century, he transformed early Georgian portraiture by greatly enlarging its range. His poses, frequently based on the Old Masters or antique sculpture, were intended to invoke classical values and to enhance the dignity of his sitters. His rich colour, strong lighting and free handling of paint greatly influenced the generation of Thomas Lawrence and Henry Raeburn. His history and fancy pictures explored dramatic and emotional themes that became increasingly popular with both artists and collectors in the Romantic period. As first president of the Royal Academy in London, he did more than anyone to raise the status of art and artists in Britain. His Discourses on Art, delivered to the students and members of the Academy between 1769 and 1790, are the most eloquent and widely respected body of art criticism by any English writer.





Lady Sunderlin

Oil on canvas, 236 x 145 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Captain Robert Orme

Oil on canvas, 240 x 147 cm
National Gallery, London


Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons

Oil on canvas, 141,5 x 113 cm
National Gallery, London

Colonel George K. H. Coussmaker, Grenadier Guards

Oil on canvas, 238,1 x 145,4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Lady Elizabeth Delme and her Children

Oil on canvas, 239 x 147 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington


George Clive and his Family with an Indian Maid

Oil on canvas, 140 x 171 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Francis Rawdon-Hastings

c. 1789
Oil on canvas, 240 x 147,9 cm
Royal Collection, Windsor


Master Hare

Oil on canvas, 77 x 64 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


Mrs. Musters as Hebe

Oil on canvas, 239 x 144,8 cm
Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood House, London

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