- Museum number
- Object: Omai
Portrait after Reynolds (Mannings 1363); whole-length, standing to front, facing and looking to right, wearing white turban and robe, with naked feet and tattooed marks on his hands; landscape with tropical trees behind. 1777
- Production date
Height: 626 millimetres
Width: 382 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The print was first published by Jacobé himself and sold at 'Mrs Hedges, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden' in the summer of 1777, the year after Reynolds had exhibited the painting at the Royal Academy. Boydell evidently purchased the copper plate from Jacobé on his return to his native Vienna.
See: Postle, Martin (ed.): 'Joshua Reynolds - The creation of Celebrity' (exh.cat., Tate, 2005), cat. 80.
See also Biography of Omai.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005 Feb-May, Ferrara, Pal dei Diamanti, Reynolds/Invention of Celebrity
2005 May-Sep, London, Tate, Reynolds/Invention of Celebrity, no.80.
2007 Mar-Jun, Beijing, Palace Museum, Britain meets the World
2015-2016 4 Dec-27 Mar, Korea, Seoul Arts Centre, Human Image
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