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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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Maria (née Walpole), Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D10799

Maria (née Walpole), Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (probably 1760-1761)
NPG D10799

Maria (née Walpole), Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, by Charles Spooner, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D10801

Maria (née Walpole), Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh

by Charles Spooner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
NPG D10801

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36686

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D36686

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, by Edward Fisher, published by  Robert Sayer, and  John Bowles, and  Carington Bowles, and  Henry Parker, and  Elizabeth Bakewell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36846

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Edward Fisher, published by Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, and Carington Bowles, and Henry Parker, and Elizabeth Bakewell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1759)
NPG D36846

William Kingsley, by and published by Richard Houston, published by  Thomas Jefferys, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36880

William Kingsley

by and published by Richard Houston, published by Thomas Jefferys, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1760)
NPG D36880

John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier, by and sold by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37335

John Ligonier, 1st Earl Ligonier

by and sold by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D37335

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38247

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D38247

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38248

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D38248

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38249

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, early 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D38249

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by and sold by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39945

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, early 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D39945

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39974

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D39974

Laurence Sterne, by William Holl Sr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D42129

Laurence Sterne

by William Holl Sr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, (1760)
NPG D42129

Sir Charles Saunders, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1355

Sir Charles Saunders

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1355

Henrietta Catherine Cholmley (née Croft), by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1412

Henrietta Catherine Cholmley (née Croft)

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
NPG D1412

Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1786

Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1786

Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1787

Henry Pleydell Dawnay, 3rd Viscount Downe

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1787

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1937

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1937

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1938

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1938

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1939

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1939

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1940

Anne (née Day), Lady Fenoulhet

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D1940

Kitty Fisher, by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1964

Kitty Fisher

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint
NPG D1964

David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour'), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2420

David Garrick ('Strive not Tragedy nor Comedy to Engross a Garrick, who to your Noblest Characters does Equal Honour')

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
NPG D2420

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Charles Spooner, printed for  John Bowles, printed for  Carington Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2475

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Charles Spooner, printed for John Bowles, printed for Carington Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2475

John Manners, Marquess of Granby, by Charles Spooner, printed for  John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2648

John Manners, Marquess of Granby

by Charles Spooner, printed for John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (circa 1758-1760)
NPG D2648

Laurence Sterne, by Edward Fisher, printed for  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D2980

Laurence Sterne

by Edward Fisher, printed for Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D2980

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu), by James Watson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3181

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu)

by James Watson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D3181

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3182

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu)

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D3182

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu), by Thompson, published by  John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3183

Lady Charlotte Johnstone (née Montagu)

by Thompson, published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D3183

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, by Edward Fisher, published by  John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3407

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Edward Fisher, published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1759)
NPG D3407

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3415

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1752-1753)
NPG D3415

William Kingsley, by and published by Richard Houston, published by  Thomas Jefferys, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3431

William Kingsley

by and published by Richard Houston, published by Thomas Jefferys, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1760)
NPG D3431

Stringer Lawrence, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3545

Stringer Lawrence

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760-1761)
NPG D3545

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3677

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D3677

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough, by and sold by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D3678

Lady Caroline Spencer (née Russell), Duchess of Marlborough

by and sold by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, early 1760s (circa 1759-1762)
NPG D3678

Sir Charles Saunders, by James Macardell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4162

Sir Charles Saunders

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D4162

Felice Giardini, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Edward Evans, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D14032

Felice Giardini

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Edward Evans, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1760)
NPG D14032

William Pulteney, Viscount Pulteney, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21504

William Pulteney, Viscount Pulteney

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761 or 2)
NPG D21504

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34248

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761)
NPG D34248

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D34941

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761)
NPG D34941

Anne Irwin (née Barry), by Samuel William Reynolds, or by  Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36458

Anne Irwin (née Barry)

by Samuel William Reynolds, or by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761)
NPG D36458

Esther Jacobs, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36463

Esther Jacobs

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761?)
NPG D36463

Charlotte Fish, by James Watson, published by  John Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36926

Charlotte Fish

by James Watson, published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761)
NPG D36926

Lady Elizabeth Keppel, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D36849

Lady Elizabeth Keppel

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (1761)
NPG D36849

Giuseppe Filippo Liberati ('Joseph') Marchi, by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38218

Giuseppe Filippo Liberati ('Joseph') Marchi

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1761 (1753)
NPG D38218

Giuseppe Filippo Liberati ('Joseph') Marchi, by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38219

Giuseppe Filippo Liberati ('Joseph') Marchi

by Jonathan Spilsbury, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1761 (1753)
NPG D38219

Earl and Countess of Mexborough and their son John, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38391

Earl and Countess of Mexborough and their son John

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
photograph, 1923 or before (1761-1764)
NPG D38391

George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39072

George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1761 (1760)
NPG D39072

George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39073

George Edgcumbe, 1st Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1761 (1760)
NPG D39073

Lady Elizabeth Keppel, by Edward Fisher, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D40830

Lady Elizabeth Keppel

by Edward Fisher, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760s (1761)
NPG D40830

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville, by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1536

Frances Anne Crewe (née Greville), Lady Crewe; possibly William Fulke Greville

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1761)
NPG D1536

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