|Method||Stipple and copper engraving|
|Artist||James Godby after Sir Joshua Reynolds|
|Published||Published Jany. 1st 1807, by Edwd. Orme, Broad Street, London.|
|Dimensions||Image 310 x 234 mm, Plate 361 x 272 mm, Sheet 438 x 280 mm|
A print of the stained glass window of New College ante-chapel, designed by Sir Joshua Reynolds and painted by Jervaise. This is taken from the larger series published in 1785. The window is still there today, and depicts the nativity and the seven virtues. Jervaise and Sir Joshua Reynolds are portrayed together as the two shepherds in the second panel from the top left.
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.
Condition: Toning and minor creasing to sheet edges.