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Sir Joshua Reynolds

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

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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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'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13085

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 November 1797
NPG D13085

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by George Clint, published by  Lewis Wells, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4021

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by George Clint, published by Lewis Wells, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 November 1799 (1788)
NPG D4021

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17345

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, April 1804 (circa 1780)
NPG D17345

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17426

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 23 April 1804 (circa 1780)
NPG D17426

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Moses Haughton the Younger, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39700

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Moses Haughton the Younger, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 8 May 1809 (1780)
NPG D39700

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Moses Haughton the Younger, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D13933

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Moses Haughton the Younger, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 8 May 1809 (1780)
NPG D13933

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Robert Cooper, published by  Henry Colburn, after  John Jackson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5804

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Robert Cooper, published by Henry Colburn, after John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 24 June 1813 (circa 1747-1749)
NPG D5804

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4023

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1823 (1753-1755)
NPG D4023

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by George Thomas Doo, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39697

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by George Thomas Doo, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, mid 1830s (1780)
NPG D39697

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4020

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1780)
NPG D4020

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Alfred Joseph Stothard, after  Giuseppe Ceracchi - NPG D2925

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Alfred Joseph Stothard, after Giuseppe Ceracchi
bronze medal, 1845
NPG D2925

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Thomas Williams Hunt, printed by  Richard Holdgate, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D5805

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Thomas Williams Hunt, printed by Richard Holdgate, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, 1847 or before (1775)
NPG D5805

'A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds's', by D. George Thompson, published by  Owen Bailey, after  James William Edmund Doyle - NPG D14518

'A literary party at Sir Joshua Reynolds's'

by D. George Thompson, published by Owen Bailey, after James William Edmund Doyle
stipple and line engraving, published 1 October 1851
NPG D14518

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by George H. Every, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4024

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by George H. Every, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1864-1866 (1780)
NPG D4024

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Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (circa 1747-1749)
NPG D19359

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'Adoration of the Shepherds' (Thomas Jervais; Sir Joshua Reynolds)

by Georg Siegmund Facius, by Johann Gottlieb Facius, published by John Boydell, after Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1 September 1785 (1783-1785)
NPG D14926

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Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Georg Siegmund Facius, and by Johann Gottlieb Facius, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1802
NPG D20057

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Sir Joshua Reynolds

by J. Pass, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1826
NPG D15202

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