Samuel Johnson L.L.D

Method Stipple
Artist William Holl after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published Pubished by Longman & Co. August 1st. 1814.
Dimensions Image 170 x 130 mm, Sheet 256 x 177 mm
Notes 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 22
Framing unmounted
Price £45.00
Stock ID 18408

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