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Sir Joshua Reynolds

(1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy

Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Artist associated with 1413 portraits
Reynolds was the first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter. In his attempt to raise the status of portraiture, he created the 'Grand Manner' which borrowed from classical antiquity and the Old Masters to fill his portraits with moral and heroic symbolism. An incredible socialite, social climber and self-promoter, Reynolds used his contacts to advance himself. Appointed President of the newly established Royal Academy in 1768, his annual lectures - or Discourses on Art - had a lasting impact on the contemporary theory of art and practice.

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Kitty Fisher, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1953

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1953

Kitty Fisher, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1954

Kitty Fisher

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1954

'Parody on the School of Athens', by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D16142

'Parody on the School of Athens'

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D16142

Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D9118

Princess Augusta Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttell

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, mid 18th century
NPG D9118

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, by Samuel Freeman, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36845

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Samuel Freeman, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, (1752-1753)
NPG D36845

John Mudge, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39079

John Mudge

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1752)
NPG D39079

John Mudge, by William Dickinson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39080

John Mudge

by William Dickinson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1752)
NPG D39080

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3404

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3404

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3405

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3405

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3414

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3414

Miss Meux, by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38390

Miss Meux

by Robert Bowyer Parkes, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1753-1754)
NPG D38390

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34831

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D34831

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34832

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1754 (1754)
NPG D34832

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34833

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1754 (1754)
NPG D34833

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1571

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1754 (1754)
NPG D1571

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by Samuel Okey, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1572

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by Samuel Okey, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D1572

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor), by Samuel Okey, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1573

Lady Anne Dawson (née Fermor)

by Samuel Okey, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D1573

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare, by James Macardell, published by  Michael Ford, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5057

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare

by James Macardell, published by Michael Ford, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1754 (circa 1753)
NPG D5057

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare, by James Macardell, published by  Michael Ford, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5058

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare

by James Macardell, published by Michael Ford, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1754 (circa 1753)
NPG D5058

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D755

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot)

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, after 1754
NPG D755

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare, by James Macardell, published by  Michael Ford, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14788

James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster when Earl of Kildare

by James Macardell, published by Michael Ford, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1754 (circa 1753)
NPG D14788

George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Brooke, by Arthur N. Sanders, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D15216

George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick and Brooke

by Arthur N. Sanders, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D15216

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31939

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1755
NPG D31939

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31940

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1755
NPG D31940

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by  John Spilsbury, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31941

Ann Bonfoy (née Eliot)

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by John Spilsbury, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755 or after
NPG D31941

Charles Lucas, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37479

Charles Lucas

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755 or after
NPG D37479

Miss Meux, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38389

Miss Meux

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755 (circa 1753-1754)
NPG D38389

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1749

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755
NPG D1749

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1750

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755
NPG D1750

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1751

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755
NPG D1751

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, by and sold by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D357

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson

by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1755
NPG D357

Anne Bastard (née Worsley), by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D658

Anne Bastard (née Worsley)

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1755-1757)
NPG D658

Anne Bastard (née Worsley), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D659

Anne Bastard (née Worsley)

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1755-1757)
NPG D659

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D666

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1755-1757)
NPG D666

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D667

William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1755-1757)
NPG D667

Charles Lucas, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D11115

Charles Lucas

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755 or after
NPG D11115

Elizabeth Scott (née Montagu), Duchess of Buccleuch, by Richard Brookshaw, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D15809

Elizabeth Scott (née Montagu), Duchess of Buccleuch

by Richard Brookshaw, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1755)
NPG D15809

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, by John Faber Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D16392

William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire

by John Faber Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1755
NPG D16392

George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, by James Watson, sold by  Ryland and Bryer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39832

George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney

by James Watson, sold by Ryland and Bryer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1756-1759)
NPG D39832

George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney, by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39833

George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1756-1759)
NPG D39833

Catherine (née More), Lady Chambers, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2040

Catherine (née More), Lady Chambers

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1756
NPG D2040

Thomas Ashton, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D554

Thomas Ashton

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1756)
NPG D554

Thomas Ashton, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D555

Thomas Ashton

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1756)
NPG D555

Elizabeth Herbert (née Spencer), Countess of Pembroke, by Frederick Bromley, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D15097

Elizabeth Herbert (née Spencer), Countess of Pembroke

by Frederick Bromley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1756-1761)
NPG D15097

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland, by and printed for Edward Fisher, and printed for  John Bowles, and  Carington Bowles, and  Thomas Jefferys, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39320

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by and printed for Edward Fisher, and printed for John Bowles, and Carington Bowles, and Thomas Jefferys, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757-1759)
NPG D39320

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39321

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757-1759)
NPG D39321

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Henry Graves & Co, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39161

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757)
NPG D39161

John Reynolds, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39695

John Reynolds

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1757
NPG D39695

Ann Fortescue (née Campbell), Lady Fortescue, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1983

Ann Fortescue (née Campbell), Lady Fortescue

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757)
NPG D1983

Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster, by Charles Spooner, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D347

Mary (née Panton), Duchess of Ancaster

by Charles Spooner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757-1759)
NPG D347

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3743

Elizabeth Percy (née Seymour), Duchess of Northumberland

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757-1759)
NPG D3743

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3981

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757)
NPG D3981

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor, by Richard Brookshaw, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3982

Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor

by Richard Brookshaw, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757)
NPG D3982

John Reynolds, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4016

John Reynolds

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1757
NPG D4016

Elizabeth Turner (née Wombwell), published by John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4511

Elizabeth Turner (née Wombwell)

published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1757)
NPG D4511

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