Samuel Johnson L.L.D.

Method Stipple
Artist Henry Meyer after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published London Published Octr. 1818 by J. Coxhead, 249, High Holborn
Dimensions Image 98 x 77 mm, Plate 149 x 100 mm, Sheet 253 x 177 mm
Notes Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

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.

Not in O'Donoghue.
Framing unmounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 36710