|Artist||Richard Earlom after Sir Joshua Reynolds|
|Published||Publish'd Septr. 1st 1785, John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside|
|Dimensions||Image 617 x 460 mm, Pl.475 x 650 mm|
A large seperately published print of the Window in New College chapel.
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: Foxing in margins not affecting the image.