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.





Admiral Sir Edward Hughes

Oil on canvas, 76 x 63 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


John Musters


La condesa de Dartmouth


La edad de la inocencia


Retrato de Mr James Bourdieu


Retrato de un eclesiastico


The Actress Kitty Fisher


Mrs. Richard Paul Jodrell


Lady Bampfylde


Lady Cornewall


Lady Elizabeth Compton


Lady Elizabeth Hamilton


Lady Skipwith


Miss Beatrix Lister


Miss Maria Elizabeth Boothby


Mrs Peter Beckford


Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue


Mrs. Mary Nesbitt


Mrs.Susanna Hoare and Child


Sir Jeffery Amherst


The Cottagers


The Duchess of Argyll and Hamilton


The Infant Samuel


The Rev. William Turner


The Holy Family with the Infant St John


Mrs Hartley as a Nymph with a Young Bacchus
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