Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1723-07-16
Death 1792-02-23
Britons
Italian, English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: of Add MS 38728

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001129.0x000076

Sir Joshua Reynolds was the leading portrait painter of late 18th-century England. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and a founding member of the Literary Club, and was knighted in 1769. He also delivered a series of influential discourses on painting to the Royal Academy from 1769 to 1790.

From the description of Papers, 1767-1791. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213388

From the guide to the Papers, 1767-1791., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English painter.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Strahan Esqr., 1788 June 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617309

From the description of Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [n.p., to Mr. West, n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617315

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Thomas Astle, 1784 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617305

From the description of Autograph manuscript, not signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617327

English portrait painter.

From the description of Receipt acknowledging payment for a painting, 1789 July 23. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81665799

From the description of Autograph signature, 1784 Mar. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270617321

The British painter Joshua Reynolds became the first president of the Royal Academy after its creation in 1768, and was knighted the following year.

From the description of Letters, 1768-1791. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83853274

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Subjects:

  • Portrait painting--History--18th century--Sources
  • Painting
  • Painting--16th century
  • Painting, English--18th century
  • Painters--18th century
  • Artists--Social life and customs--18th century
  • Arts
  • Artists--Correspondence
  • English poetry--18th century
  • Memorandums
  • Odes
  • Artists--18th century--Archives
  • Painting, British--18th century--History--Sources

Occupations:

  • Composers
  • Artists

Places:

  • England (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)
  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Italy (as recorded)