Sir Joshua Reynolds art links 


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Sir Joshua Reynolds: Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse, 1784
Photograph by Rennett Stowe, Creative Commons licensed


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Sir Joshua Reynolds

[English Rococo Era Painter, 1723-1792]

• Relationships: Studied under Thomas Hudson.
Reynolds' many students included Sir Henry Raeburn, Hugh Barron, Thomas Beach, Carl Fredrik von Breda, William Doughty, John Hoppner, John Hamilton Mortimer, George Engleheart, James Northcote, William Owen and Archibald Robertson.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Continence of Scipio, 1789
The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpents, 1786
Cupid Untying the Zone of Venus, 1788

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Master Hare, 1788

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston  
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
3 works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
9 works by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
Colonel Charles Churchill
Sir Jeffrey Amherst, K.B.

Notable SiteNeue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteRoyal Academy of Arts Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
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Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy (in Italian)  
Ritratto di Rebecca Watson
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Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto - Provenance Research
George Townshend, 4th Viscount Townshend

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick

Bowes Museum, County Durham, UK
Portrait of a Lady

Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Utah

Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, England
Augustus John, 3rd Earl of Bristol, 1762

Chi-Mei Museum, Taiwan (in Chinese)  
Juno Receiving the Cestus from Venus

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
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Portrait of Richard Peers Symons, M.P.

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer as Bacchante

Compton Verney, Warwick, England
A Portrait of Mrs Baldwin, 1782

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
3 works by or related to the artist

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Henry, Eighth Lord Arundell Of Wardour

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
Henry, Eighth Lord Arundell of Wardour, ca.1764-67

Denver Art Museum / Berger Collection, Colorado
2 works online

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, UK
6 paintings by Joshua Reynolds, mixed in with several by followers and copiers

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
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Falmouth Art Gallery, England
2 works online

Frick Collection, New York City
4 works online

Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Scyacust Ukah

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Portrait of Miss Franks, 1766

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Portrait of a Woman, Possibly Elizabeth Warren
Miss Anna Ward with Her Dog

Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, UK
Mrs. Peter Beckford, 1782

Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Portrait of Miss Hoare
Portrait of the Artist

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
2 works online

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, France (in French)  

Museo d'Arte della Città di Ravenna, Italy
Prince William Frederick (Scroll down to the bottom of the page)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (in Spanish)  

Museum of London, UK
Portrait of the Artist, 1780

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
2 works online

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK
Many works online

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Overview page with 4 works online

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

New Art Gallery, Walsall, England
Lieutenant Haswell R.N. Son of John Haswell of Tiverton, Devon

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Jane, Duchess of Gordon, 1775/78

Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy (in Italian)  
Mini-site for a 2005 exhibition. Click "La Mostra" to see 3 pages of artworks.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Sir Joshua Reynolds online

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Aneas Mackay of Ravenhead House

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
John Manners, Marquis of Granby, 1766

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter, England
Captain Charles Proby of Elton Hall, ca.1756

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, Georgia
Self-Portrait as a Young Artist, 1740s

Sir Joshua Reynolds at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  
Click "Immagini" to see a large image from a 2005 exhibition

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Faringdon Collection at Buscot Park, Oxfordshire, UK
3 works online

The Huntington Library, California

The Wallace Collection, London, UK
12 paintings online

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Miss Theodosia Magill (1744-1817), afterwards Countess of Clanwilliam, 1765

USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Sir Patrick Blacke, ca.1765-66
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Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Valtion Taidemuseo (Finnish National Gallery), Helsinki, Finland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virtual Museum of Canada

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

D'Outre Manche Database of British Art in French Public Collections

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds in the Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: The Infant Jupiter

Notable SiteArtcyclopedia
Masterscan feature: Miss Elizabeth Johnson

Notable SiteSir Joshua Reynolds at CGFA  

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project   NEW!
5 works online

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  
55 works online by Reynolds

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

PBase Photo Sharing
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State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

Wellcome Images Collection, London  

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Ben Elwes Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales
A Nymph and Cupid

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

Shakespeare Illustrated

Tennessee Portrait Project
Portrait of a Lady, "attributed to" Joshua Reynolds

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

UK Government Art Collection

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Portrait of Omai (scroll down towards the bottom of the page)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Sir Joshua Reynolds  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Project Gutenberg
Full text of Reynolds' treatise, Seven Discourses on Art

Spartacus Educational Books

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen, 1773

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Nelly O'Brien, ca.1763

Time Magazine
"Mixing Grandeur and Tattiness", 1986 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Painter in Society

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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Sir Joshua Reynolds

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The Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds


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Sir Joshua Reynolds: Dorothy Vaughan, Countess of Lisburne
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