Sir Joshua Reynolds (Biographical details)

Sir Joshua Reynolds (painter/draughtsman; collector; British; Male; 1723 - 1792)

Also known as

Reynolds, Joshua


Portrait and history painter; the dominant artistic personality of the age of George III. Founder and first President of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, to which he gave his lectures published as his 'Discourses'. Exh. SA 1760-68; RA 1769-90 (when he went blind). Important collector of Old Master drawings, many of which (approximately one quarter) are now held in the BM.


Lugt 2364
List of engravings up to date published in Gentleman's Magazine 5 March 1784, pp.183-88, including the current prices (reprinted in Graves & Cronin pp.1583-94).
E.Hamilton: 'A catalogue of the engraved works of Joshua Reynolds', 2nd ed. 1884.
David Mannings, 'Sir JR, a complete catalogue of his paintings', London 2000.
D. Esposito, 'What's in a mark or what marks can tell us: the use and abuse of the collector's mark of Sir Joshua Reynolds', in P. Fuhring (ed.), 'Les marques de collections II', Dijon, 2011, pp.57-63.