Baroque and Rococo

 

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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

 


Portrait of Suzanna Beckford
1756
oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London


 


Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy
1761


 

Nelly O'Brien
1762
oil on canvas
Wallace collection in London


 

Lady Sarah Bunbury Sacrificing to the Graces
1765
oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago


 

Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen
1773
oil on canvas
Tate Gallery, London


 

Lady Caroline Howard
1778
canvas
The National Gallery of Art at Washington D.C.


 

Colonel St. Leger
1778
oil on canvas
National Trust- Waddesdon Manor at Aylesbury, England


 

Portrait of Admiral Viscount Keppel
1780
oil on canvas
Tate Gallery at London


 

The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents sent by Hera
oil on canvas
The Hermitage at St. Petersburg


 

Portrait of Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse
1784


 

Heads of Angels
1787
Tate Gallery at London


 

The Children of Edward Hollen Cruttenden
oil on canvas
Museum of Art, Sao Paolo


 

A Man's Head

Anne, Viscountess, Afterwards Marchioness of Townsend


 

Doctor Samuel Johnson


 

Dr. Samuel Johnson


 

Emma, Lady Hamilton como bacante


 

General John Burgoyne
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