George Lord Rodney. O.B. 1792.

Method Steel engraving
Artist H. Robinson after Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Published The London Printing and Publishing Company, c. 1860
Dimensions Image 187 x 155 mm
Notes George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (1718-1792), Admiral

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was one of the most important figures of the eighteenth century art world. He was the first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter. Through a series of lectures on the Discourses on Art at the Royal Academy he defined the style later known as the Grand Manner, an idealised Classical aesthetic. He had a profound impact on the theory and practice of art and helped to raise the status of portrait painting into the realm of fine art. A flamboyant socialite, Reynolds used his social contacts to promote himself and advance his career becoming one of the most prominent portrait painters of the period.

O'Donoghue 10
Framing unmounted
Price £15.00
Stock ID 17675