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Sir Joshua Reynolds

1 of 38 portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1747-1749 - NPG 41 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1747-1749
25 in. x 29 1/4 in. (635 mm x 743 mm)
Purchased, 1858
Primary Collection
NPG 41


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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.

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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.

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Reynolds painted numerous self-portraits during his long career. This early example was probably painted just before Reynolds left for his study trip to Italy; at one time vertical in format it was reduced at top and bottom during the nineteenth century.

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  • NPG D19359: Sir Joshua Reynolds (source portrait)
  • NPG D5804: Sir Joshua Reynolds (source portrait)
  • NPG D4022: Sir Joshua Reynolds (source portrait)

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