Sir Joshua Reynolds
11 of 11 portraits by Johann Gottlieb Facius
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
8 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (224 mm x 167 mm) plate size; 9 3/8 in. x 7 in. (237 mm x 178 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 39 portraits, Artist associated with 1415 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 128 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Josiah Boydell (1752-1817), Artist and publisher. Artist associated with 66 portraits.
- Georg Siegmund Facius (circa 1750-before 1814), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Johann Gottlieb Facius (1750-1802), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (90 Cheapside and Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London)
Events of 1802back to top
Current affairsAfter returning from Naples, Nelson tours England with the diplomat and antiquarian Sir William Hamilton and his wife Emma, with whom he was having an affair. With Nelson's status confirmed as a national hero, their reception outrivals that of the King.
Extensive strikes in government shipyards led by John Gast.
Art and scienceFrancis Jeffrey, MP and arbiter of literary taste, co-founds the Edinburgh Review, the influential Whig quarterly which voiced strong criticism of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey.
The Exchange, where stocks were traded, is rebuilt to cope with an increase in business during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
InternationalPeace of Amiens; Britain finally agrees to unpopular peace, leaving France the chief power in Europe and returning recent British colonial acquisitions.
Napoleon is declared First Consul of the French Empire for life.
English flock to see the international war plunder now on display at the Louvre in Paris.
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