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Sir Joshua Reynolds

(1723-1792)

Sir Joshua Reynolds Portrait

Biography

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Joshua Reynolds was born into the family of the Reverend Samuel Reynolds, who held the post of headmaster in a local grammar school, which Joshua attended as a boy. The young Reynolds received a good classical education; he loved literature and became well-read in classical Greek and Roman authors. He revealed his interest in and talent for painting rather early. Read Sir Joshua Reynolds's Full Biography

Sir Joshua Reynolds. Clotworthy Skeffington,
 Later 1st Earl of Massereene. Clotworthy Skeffington, Later 1st Earl of Massereene. 1744-46. Oil on canvas. 121.3 x 96.5 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. The Eliot Family. The Eliot Family. c.1746. Oil on canvas. 87 x 114 cm. Trustees of the St Germans Estate, Port Eliot, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. The Eliot Family. Detail. The Eliot Family. Detail. c.1746. Oil on canvas. 87 x 114 cm. Trustees of the St Germans Estate, Port Eliot, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. c. 1747-48. 63 x 74 cm. Oil on canvas. National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Paul Henry Ourry. Paul Henry Ourry. c.1748. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102 cm. Saltram House, Devon, National Trust, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Thomas and Martha  Neate, with Tutor. Thomas and Martha Neate, with Tutor. 1748. Oil on canvas. 167 x 180 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Thomas and Martha  Neate, with Tutor. Detail. Thomas and Martha Neate, with Tutor. Detail. 1748. Oil on canvas. 167 x 180 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Thomas and Martha  Neate, with Tutor. Detail. Thomas and Martha Neate, with Tutor. Detail. 1748. Oil on canvas. 167 x 180 cm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Man in a Brown  Coat. Man in a Brown Coat. 1748. Oil on canvas. 76 x 63.5 cm. Marble Hill House, Twichenham, English Heritage, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir Thomas Kennedy,  James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. Sir Thomas Kennedy, James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. 1751. Oil on canvas. 63 x 52 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir Thomas Kennedy,  James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. Detail. Sir Thomas Kennedy, James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. Detail. 1751. Oil on canvas. 63 x 52 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir Thomas Kennedy,  James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. Detail. Sir Thomas Kennedy, James Caulfeild, Mr Ward and Mr Phelps. Detail. 1751. Oil on canvas. 63 x 52 cm. National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Augustus Keppel. Augustus Keppel. 1752-53. Oil on canvas. 239 x 147.5 cm. National Maritime Museum, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Emily, Duchess  of Leinster. Emily, Duchess of Leinster. 1753. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. James FitzGerald,  Duke of Leinster. James FitzGerald, Duke of Leinster. 1753. Oil on canvas. Private collection. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Self-Portrait. Self-Portrait. 1753-55. Oil on canvas. 74 x 61.5 cm. c. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs Hugh Bonfoy. Mrs Hugh Bonfoy. 1754. Oil on canvas. 124 x 100 cm. Trustees of the St Germans Estate, Port Eliot, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Francis Hastings,  Earl of Huntingdon. Francis Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon. 1754. 125.7 x 100.3 cm. Oil on canvas. Henry E. Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Francis Hastings,  Earl of Huntingdon. Detail. Francis Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon. Detail. 1754. 125.7 x 100.3 cm. Oil on canvas. Henry E. Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, USA. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir John Molesworth. Sir John Molesworth. 1754. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102. Pencarrow, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sir John Molesworth. Detail. Sir John Molesworth. Detail. 1754. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102 cm. Pencarrow, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs William Molesworth. Mrs William Molesworth. 1755. Oil on canvas. 128 x 102 cm. Pencarrow, Cornwall, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Peter Ludlow. Peter Ludlow. 1755. Oil on canvas. 231 x 147 cm. Trustees of the Bedford Estates at Woburn Abbey, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Peter Ludlow. Detail. Peter Ludlow. Detail. 1755. Oil on canvas. 231 x 147 cm. Trustees of the Bedford Estates at Woburn Abbey, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Robert Ramsden. Robert Ramsden. 1755. Oil on canvas. 76 x 62.8 cm. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Lucy, Lady Strange. Lucy, Lady Strange. 1755. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102 cm. Private Collection. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. George Ashby. George Ashby. 1756. Oil on canvas. 125 x 99.6 cm. Private collection. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs Francis Beckford. Mrs Francis Beckford. 1756. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102.2 cm. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs Francis Beckford. Detail. Mrs Francis Beckford. Detail. 1756. Oil on canvas. 127 x 102.2 cm. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Catherine, Lady  Chambers. Catherine, Lady Chambers. 1756. Oil on canvas. 69.8 x 57.4 cm. The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood, UK. [Order a Print]
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