|Artist||Samuel Cousins after Sir Joshua Reynolds|
|Published||Published 6th November 1876, by P & D Colnaghi & Co., 13 & 14 Pall Mall East. & Thos Mc Lean, 7 Haymarket London and by Tos. Agnew & Sons, Exchange Street, Manchester. Printed by T. Brooker.|
|Dimensions||Image 320 x 255 mm, Plate 430 x 330 mm, Sheet 520 x 420 mm|
A half-length portrait of Lady Anne Bingham, after a painting by Joshua Reynolds (Mannings 173). Seated, turned slightly to the left, and looking towards the viewer, Anne wears a large straw hat, and her hair over her shoulders.
Lady Anne Bingham (1767 - 1840) was the daughter of Charles Bingham, 1st Earl of Lucan and Margaret Bingham, Countess of Lucan, a British painter, copyist, and poet. Anne remained unmarried.
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.
Chaloner Smith 17, Hamilton (not recorded), Whitman 0 S. Cousins 17, O'Donoghue 4, Printsellers Association Index p 30.
Condition: Time toning to edges of sheet, foxing to sheet, India laid lifting at edges, otherwise excellent impression. Creases in edge of left margins. PSA stamp in platemark.