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.

 


 

Self-Portrait


 


Admiral Sir Edward Hughes

1786
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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