Reynolds, Sir Joshua

   Painter and writer on art, s. of a clergyman and schoolmaster at Plympton, Devonshire. After studying art in Italy, he settled in London, where he attained extraordinary fame as a portrait-painter. He is regarded as the greatest English representative of that art, and was first Pres. of the Royal Academy. He was the intimate friend of Johnson, Burke, Goldsmith, and indeed of most of the celebrated men of his time. He has also a place in literature for his Fifteen Discourses on painting, delivered to the Academy. He also contributed to the Idler, and translated Du Fresney's Art of Painting. He suffered from deafness, and in his latter years from failure of sight. He was a man of great worth and amiability. He was knighted in 1769.

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  • Reynolds, Sir Joshua — born July 16, 1723, Plympton, Devon, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1792, London British portrait painter. Son of a clergyman schoolmaster, he was apprenticed to a London portraitist in 1740. His large group portrait The Eliot Family (с 1746) reveals the… …   Universalium

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  • REYNOLDS, SIR JOSHUA —    the chief of English portrait painters, born near Plymouth; went to London in 1740 to study art, and remained three years; visited Italy and the great centres of art there, when he lost his hearing, and settled in London in 1752, where he… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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