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Reynolds : portraiture in action

Author: Mark Hallett
Publisher: [London] : Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art ; New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, was the most celebrated and innovative British portraitist of the eighteenth century. He was acclaimed for transforming portraiture into an art form that had all the ambition, depth and animation of history painting, and that could communicate the most complex personal, psychological and social narratives. This book offers a deeply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joshua Reynolds; Joshua Reynolds, Sir; Joshua Reynolds, Sir).; Joshua Reynolds, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Hallett
ISBN: 9780300196979 0300196970
OCLC Number: 863100516
Description: xi, 488 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: Learning about portraiture --
On the road --
Making a reputation --
Celebrity and exhibition --
The faces of war --
Painting the Graces --
The Academy project --
Pall Mall pastoral --
The Streatham Worthies --
Family matters --
The Prince of Wales at Somerset House --
Point counterpoint.
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Sir Joshua Reynolds, the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, was the most celebrated and innovative British portraitist of the eighteenth century. This book offers an  Read more...

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