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Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Aa,1.11

  • Title (object)

    • Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight
  • Description

    Portrait, after a self-portrait (Mannings 21); three-quarter length standing to right and turned to face front, wearing his robes as President of the Royal Academy, his right hand on his hip, his left holding a paper and outstretched to rest on table to right, on which a bust of Michelangelo sits; after inscription erased. Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1780 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 480 millimetres
    • Width: 380 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The self-portrait was painted for presentation to the Royal Academy, where it still hangs. It shows the artist in the robes of his honorary Oxford D.C.L. with a bust of Michelangelo. Reynolds' admiration of Michelangelo is most movingly expressed in the last 'Discourse'.

  • Bibliography

    • Whitman 1902 105.II bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 110.II bibliographic details
    • Hamilton 1884 p.57 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Exhibition history

    1984 London, BM, 'Gainsborough and Reynolds in the BM', cat.137

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Aa,1.11

Portrait, after a self-portrait (Mannings 21); three-quarter length standing to right and turned to face front, wearing his robes as President of the Royal Academy, his right hand on his hip, his left holding a paper and outstretched to rest on table to right, on which a bust of Michelangelo sits; after inscription erased. Mezzotint

Recto

Portrait, after a self-portrait (Mannings 21); three-quarter length standing to right and turned to face front, wearing his robes as President of the Royal Academy, his right hand on his hip, his left holding a paper and outstretched to rest on table to right, on which a bust of Michelangelo sits; after inscription erased. Mezzotint

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