Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792

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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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referencedIn Joshua Reynolds Collection, circa 1772 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Duveen Brothers records, 1876-1981, 1909-1964 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883,. Autograph letters signed from "Dick" [i.e. Richard Doyle] to John Doyle [manuscript], 1842-1843. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Letters, 1768-1791. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn MacNutt, W. Stewart, 1908-1976. U.N.B. : 1959 - Miscellaneous. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Notes for the catalog of a paintings collection, [not after 1829]. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letters signed from David Garrick to the Hon. Mr. Fitzmaurice [manuscript], 1773 [January 19], May 6 and October 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Strahan Esqr., 1788 June 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Oliver Goldsmith papers, 1758-1798 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
referencedIn J. J. S. Epitaphs selected from various quarters by I. I. S., 1856. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter signed : London, to Thomas Astle, 1784 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hilles, Frederick Whiley, 1900-. Frederick W. Hilles manuscript collection, ca. 1668-1902. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Say, William, 1768-1834,. [The Dilettanti Society] [graphic] / Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt. ; Say sculp. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Painting of Samuel Johnson, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tweedie, Robert A. (Robert Allison), 1908-1989. Canada, Individual, R.A. Tweedie : Correspondence with Lord Beaverbrook regarding various New Brunswick projects, June 1955. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn J. Walter (Bookseller). This day was published, in quarto, price five shillings, sewed, Testimonies to the genius and memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, by the author of Imperfect hints toward a new edition of Shakespeare, 1792. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792. Master Hare [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834. The life and anecdotes of William Russell Birch, enamel painter / William Russell Birch. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Macpherson, Ann, d. 1862. Letter: 1854 July 11, Belleville [Kingussie], to J.T. Gibson-Craig / Ann Macpherson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Reynall, Henry, fl. 1791. Autograph document : sent to Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1791. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Papers, 1767-1791. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lawrence, Thomas, Sir, 1769-1830. Autograph letter signed : London, to [J.W. Croker], [1829] July 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Barnard, Thomas, 1728-1806. To Sir Joshua Reynolds by the Dean of Derry [poem], 1769. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers concerning the Sir Joshua Reynolds estate, 1791-1906 (inclusive), 1791-1799 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. David Garrick papers, 17--. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. Autograph draft of a toast to Alderman Boydell, sent down the table to Sir Joshua Reynolds at a Royal Academy dinner, [London], 25 April 1789 [manuscript]. Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792,. [Portrait of William Duke of Cumberland] [graphic] / The British Library, Group Batchload
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Preston Gibson Papers, 1903-1920. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Boswell, James, 1740-1795. Letter 1791 January 4. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Boswell, James, 1740-1795. Boswell Collection, 1428-1936 (bulk 1700-1795). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Library. Library Collection of Study Photographs and Clippings, ca. 1930-2000. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Papers of Francis Howard, painter, art critic and gallery director, 1891-1954 Tate Gallery Archive GB 70
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter signed : Royal Academy, to [Benjamin West], 1789 Apr. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Burke, Jane Mary Nugent, d. 1812. Autograph note in the third person : to Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777 Mar. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letter to Joshua Reynolds, 1781 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831,. Letters from Sarah Siddons to various recipients, 1783-1820. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Tom Taylor Collection, c. 1950s - 1980s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Amy Lowell autograph collection, 1523-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Metcalfe, Philip, 1735-1818. Papers concerning the Sir Joshua Reynolds estate, 1785-1901 (inclusive), 1791-1799 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Tomline, George, 1813-1889,. Autograph letter signed from George Tomline, Orwell Park, Ipswich, to -- Brooke [manuscript], 1876 November 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : London, to Cassandra Austen, 1813 May 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905-. Notebooks and research files, 1801-1987 (bulk 1924-1979). Getty Research Institute
referencedIn William Upcott papers, 1650-1881. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. Letter : London, to Thomas Sully, Philadelphia, Pa., 1815 Mar. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Papers, 1808-1888. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph signature, 1784 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Account and sitters book of Sir Joshua Reynolds, ca. 1850? Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Barnard, Thomas, 1728-1806,. Autograph letters signed from Thomas Barnard to David Garrick [manuscript], 1777. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter signed, 1788 Feb. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Papers, 1767-1791. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792. Working draft manuscript, ca. 1772. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792. Master Hare. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Turner, Charles, 1774-1857,. [The Dilettanti Society] [graphic] / Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt. ; Turner sculp. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. [Notes on art], [ca. 1794 or later]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Mitchell, Donald Grant, 1822-1908. Letter, 1874 Dec. 3, New Haven [Conn.] to Daniel Huntington [New York?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph statement unsigned, entitled "Facility" : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Parr, Samuel, 1747-1825. [Correspondence concerning the Latin epitaph for Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)], [1790][copies made ca. 1821-1823]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792,. Autograph letters signed from Sir Joshua Reynolds, London, to David Garrick and Edmund Malone [manuscript], 1774-ca. 1790. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph letter in third person, not signed : [n.p., to Mr. West, n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788. Autograph letter signed : [London], to Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1782 Apr. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839. Letters, ca. 1798-1834. J. Paul Getty Center, Arts Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1752-1795. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Reynolds, Sir Joshua, 1723-1792 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Beattie, James, 1735-1803. Diary : manuscript, May 6 - June 20, 1775. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. I (ff. i + 214). (a) Papers relating to the "European Magazine," with details respecting the Handel Commemoration, 1784-1787. ff. 59 b-100; (b) Facsimile of Milton's assignment of "Paradise Lost" to S. Symons, 1667. The original is Add. MS. 1886... British Library
referencedIn Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse notebooks and research files, 1801-1987, ca. 1924-ca. 1979 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Cotton, William, 1794-1863. 28 letters to John Mitford, 1855-1858. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Receipt acknowledging payment for a painting, 1789 July 23. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Frederick W. Hilles manuscript collection, ca. 1668-1902 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Burney, Charles, 1726-1814. [Poems], 1760-1797. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell Collection, 1428-1936, 1700-1795 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Mitford: Correspondence and Papers, 1796-1859 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Sir Joshua and Holbein : autograph manuscript : [England?], ca. 1857-1860. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Flaxman, John, 1755-1826. Autograph letter signed : Buckingham Street [London], to William Hayley, 1804 Nov. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wilson, Andrew, 1780-1848. Letter: 1823 May 4, 35 Howe Street [Edinburgh], to Andrew Geddes / Andrew Wilson. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Autograph manuscript, not signed, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Spring, Rebecca. Rebecca Spring papers, ca. 1830-1900. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842. Letter : London, to "Dear Sir", 1829 Mar. 31. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Abington, Mrs., (Frances Barton), 1737-1815. Autograph letter in third person : [London], to Mr. Webster, [n.y.] Nov. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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correspondedWith Antrobus, Mr., recipient. person
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associatedWith Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. person
correspondedWith Bacon, John, 1740-1799 person
correspondedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Barnard, Thomas, 1728-1806, person
correspondedWith Barrington, Shute, 1734-1826 person
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associatedWith Beechey, William, Sir, 1753-1839. person
associatedWith Birch, William Russell, 1755-1834. person
associatedWith Bonomi, Joseph, 1739-1808. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795. person
associatedWith Boydell, John, 1719-1804. person
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associatedWith Burke, Jane Mary Nugent, d. 1812. person
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correspondedWith Coutts & Co., recipient. corporateBody
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associatedWith Elkins, William McIntire, 1882-1947 person
associatedWith Flaxman, John, 1755-1826. person
associatedWith Frances Reynolds person
associatedWith Friedman, Winifred H. (Winifred Herman). person
associatedWith Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788. person
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associatedWith Gibson, Preston, 1879-1937 person
associatedWith Giuseppe Filippo Liberati Marchi person
associatedWith Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774. person
correspondedWith Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846 person
associatedWith Hilles, Frederick W. (Frederick Whiley), 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Hilles, Frederick Whiley, 1900- person
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associatedWith J. J. S. person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1772 person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. person
associatedWith Joshua Reynolds, b. 1675 person
associatedWith J. Walter (Bookseller). corporateBody
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associatedWith Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804 person
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correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Macpherson, Ann, d. 1862. person
correspondedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812 person
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correspondedWith Siddons, Sarah, 1755-1831, person
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associatedWith Westminster Abbey. corporateBody
associatedWith William? Roth person
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associatedWith Wolfe, James, 1727-1759 person
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England
Italy
London (England)
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
England
Italy
Subject
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
Occupation
Composers
Artists
Function

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Birth 1723-07-16

Death 1792-02-23

Britons

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