Sir Joshua Reynolds

Standard Name: Reynolds, Sir Joshua


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Dedications Elizabeth Cobbold
EC (as Eliza Knipe) published Six Narrative Poems by subscription, at London, dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds .
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
64 (1787): 308
Education Maria Callcott
MC later remembered this, like her former school, as anti-intellectual. She was warned against too much study. I used to hear that it was a pity I was not a boy . . . but...
Education Jane Marcet
Jane Haldimand was educated at home, where she read widely in both English and French. She had lessons from tutors in mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy (the last-named a close relation of modern science. Her...
Family and Intimate relationships Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
The senior Wilmots' circle of friends included people still remembered, like Hannah More , David Garrick , Sir Joshua Reynolds , and Lady Charlotte Finch .
Barbarina Charlotte, Lady Grey,. A Family Chronicle. Editor Lyster, Gertrude, John Murray.
Valentine Wilmot had a taste for recklessness with...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Reynolds
The painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (estranged brother of FR ) died of liver disease at his house in Leicester Square, London.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Sir Joshua Reynolds
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Reynolds
Of five brothers, two died young, one became a naval officer and another an ironmonger. Joshua , who was six years older than Frances, became the most successful portrait painter of his generation. His life...
Family and Intimate relationships Sarah Fielding
SF 's most important sibling was her brother Henry , first as the eldest child and later as a highly successful novelist and playwright (as well as theatre manager and lawyer). She kept house for...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Robinson
MR 's affairs with the prince and with Fox overlapped with the beginning of what turned out to be her most enduring relationship: with Banastre Tarleton , an army colonel and a pitiless hero in...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Palmer
The best-known among MP 's siblings was her brother Joshua , seven years her junior, whose work as a portrait painter eventually won him a knighthood and the first Presidency of the Royal Academy ...
Friends, Associates Phillis Wheatley
Her enumeration of those she met in London is impressive, including several noblemen, Benjamin Franklin , the scientist Daniel Solander , the religious poet and hymn-writer Thomas Gibbons , the abolitionist Granville Sharp (who took...
Friends, Associates Helen Maria Williams
That year HMW was introduced by Dr John Moore to Burns , with whom she then corresponded. She met Samuel Rogers (in November 1787), Hester Lynch Piozzi , and Sir Joshua Reynolds . The year...
Friends, Associates Hannah More
Here she began to gather the circle of friends which by the end of her long life had touched every cranny of English society. She had already met Edmund Burke in Bristol the previous September...
Friends, Associates Frances Reynolds
Many of FR 's friends were literary people who wrote down their flattering opinions of her. James Northcote , who lived in Joshua Reynolds 's house during the years 1771-5, wrote much praise of Frances...
Friends, Associates Oliver Goldsmith
Goldsmith met and became a friend and associate of Edmund Burke , Samuel Johnson , Sir Joshua Reynolds , and others belonging to the Club, of which he was a founder member. He was a...
Friends, Associates Amelia Opie
She had already begun to move in fashionable circles, and became friendly with Lady Caroline Lamb , Lady Cork , and painters James Northcote and Sir Joshua Reynolds .
Opie, Amelia. “Introduction”. Adeline Mowbray, edited by Shelley King and John B. Pierce, Oxford University Press, p. i - xxix.
In 1802, in London and...


1734: John Williams's Method to Learn to Design...

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John Williams 's Method to Learn to Design the Passions, translated from a manual by French painter Charles Le Brun , appeared; it proved highly influential.

December 1768: George III signed the papers for establishing...

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December 1768

George III signed the papers for establishing the Royal Academy of Arts . Angelica Kauffman or Kauffmann was among the twenty-eight founding members who first met in January 1769 to hear an address by Sir Joshua Reynolds

1771: In a year when Sir Joshua Reynolds painted,...

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In a year when Sir Joshua Reynolds painted, as Girl Reading, his niece Theophila Palmer perusing Richardson 's Clarissa, five novels by women advertised their Clarissa kinship.

July 1773: The Westminster Magazine printed, along with...

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July 1773

The Westminster Magazine printed, along with its account of Oxford University 's annual degree-giving, an article by L. P.On the Propriety of Bestowing Academical Honours on the Ladies.

1797: The complete set of addresses delivered over...

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The complete set of addresses delivered over the years to students at the Royal Academy by Sir Joshua Reynolds was published as Fifteen Discourses on Art.

10 May to 14 August 1813: The British Institution held a retrospective...

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10 May to 14 August 1813

The British Institution held a retrospective exhibition of 141 paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds at its Pall Mall Picture Galleries: a major event of the social season, both cultural and patriotic.
Barchas, Janine. What Jane Saw.

November 2003: A painting by John Hoppner entitled Portrait...

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November 2003

A painting by John Hoppner entitled Portrait of a Lady as Evelina (Frances Burney 's earliest heroine, born in January 1778) sold at Sotheby 's to an unnamed private buyer for £173,600.


Reynolds, Sir Joshua. The Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Editors Ingamells, John and John Edgcumbe, Yale University Press, 2000.