© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (1773)
29 1/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (743 mm x 622 mm)
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- Bryant, Barbara, G.F. Watts: Portraits, Fame & Beauty in Victorian Society, 2004 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 October 2004 to 9 January 2005), p. 37
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 481
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 658
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