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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 32–58.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Bradford Mudge Sir Joshua's Kitty Fisher as Cleopatra is a celebrated picture, one often taken as a representative of what are referred to as Reynolds's “courtesan portraits,” portraits of women—actresses, mistresses, models, prostitutes—who, in a variety of ways and with varying degrees...
Published: 01 January 2023
Figure 5. Joshua Reynolds, Nelly O'Brien (ca. 1762), oil on canvas, 125.1 cm × 100.1 cm, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, GLAHA: 43826. Courtesy Hunterian Art Gallery. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 115–119.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Ersy Contogouris McPherson Heather . Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons ( University Park : Pennsylvania State Univ. , 2017 ). Pp. xvi + 272 . 93 ills. $89.95 Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... month. Barchas had been working with a team of programmers and student research assistants at the University of Texas to create an interactive “walk-­through” website that reproduces the experience of visiting a three-­room exhibition of 141 paint- ings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, an exhibit...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 29–59.
Published: 01 September 2011
... anecdotes of late eighteenth-­century London life even as they lament his disorganization and unreliability.3 Rarely, however, do they notice that his narrative is not merely partial to artists — including, among others, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Gillray, and Rowlandson — but that it is, in its own...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Figure 5. Joshua Reynolds, Nelly O'Brien (ca. 1762), oil on canvas, 125.1 cm × 100.1 cm, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, GLAHA: 43826. Courtesy Hunterian Art Gallery. ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 111–135.
Published: 01 April 2020
... faces a mezzotint of Sir Joshua Reynolds s portrait of Walpole, a classical device to supplement writing with a gesture that points to the presence of the author. Yet the name and location of the publisher in this case contradicts the title and questions the integrity of the volume as a record...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 23–56.
Published: 01 January 2008
... are consistent with practices followed in the fine arts. Joshua Reynolds’s lectures at the Royal Academy reminded painters that they should endeavor to improve what they appropriate from ancient art in their “own stile,” so that “instead of copying the touches of those great masters” the artist copies...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 103–107.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and Croker.” In “Blinking Sam, ‘Surly Sam,’ and ‘Johnson’s Grimly Ghost Folken- flik examines Joshua Reynolds’s so-called “Blinking Sam” portrait of Johnson, now in the Huntington Library, which he places in the context of other John- son portraits. Folkenflik carefully reviews biographical comments...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of pictorial dialogue between individual paintings and the mass of other works that surrounded them on the walls.”9 Focusing on Joshua Reynolds’s 1783–84 portrait of the Prince of Wales—HRH George, Prince of Wales—and on verbal descriptions in the press of the prince’s appear- ance and behavior, Hallett...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 106–111.
Published: 01 September 2012
... appropriates the language of the picturesque, but only in order to install within this discourse an opportunity for reflection. Similarly, although Reynolds’s aesthetic theory appeals to a standard of nature reminiscent of the pictur- esque, nature for him is not some independently existing entity...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., such as Joshua Reynolds, could charge up to two hundred guineas for a full-­length — but their viewership was not limited to society’s elite. 8 The “growth of theatrical portrait production in the second half of the century coincided with the proliferation of public art exhibi- tions,” Shearer West notes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 January 2001
...-63166-1 Ingamells, John, and John Edgcumbe, eds. The Letters of Sir Joshua Reynolds (New Haven & London: Yale Univ. for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2000). Pp. xxix + 290. $40. ISBN 0-300-08733-0 Jacob, Margaret C. The Enlightenment...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 119–135.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of their husbands’ regiments, and with their dis- tinguishing accoutrements. Sir Joshua Reynolds’s portrait of Lady Worsley (ca. 1776, Harewood House) (figure 21) shows her in such an adaptation, with red jacket, gold lace epaulets, buttoned cuffs, black revers, and ostrich...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... — ​to bless.34 With its depiction of Garrick being torn between rival muses, the poem clearly invokes the famous imagery of Reynolds’s Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy. Yet here, the action is transposed to a union among Garrick and the cherubs Charity and Benevolence, signifying the actor’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... near Tahiti. He traveled to Britain, staying for two years as the guest of Banks and the Earl of Sandwich, and becoming, in Frances’s words, “the present Lyon of the Times,” whose famous portrait by Joshua Reynolds would be exhib - ited at the Royal Academy in journal, EJL, 11 “Every cir...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Reynolds, then sixteen, recalls an argument between his brother and his father. The latter, a liberal lawyer who had acted for Wilkes, did not understand what Reynolds calls “mob tyranny,” and fearing the spread of the riots, said that “if this rabble con- tinued to rule, he would, in a day or two...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... for the burial. At times, even the engraver responsible for executing the funeral ticket was credited, as in the case of the invitation to Sir Joshua Reynolds s funeral.13 Like the ticket for Garrick s interment, that for Reynolds was specially designed for the occasion and not subsequently reused. Edward Burney...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to the critical litera- ture is sound, and his readings are often compelling. His mode of reading images is strongly influenced by Erwin Panofsky’s iconology, and he focuses on major painters, particularly William Hogarth, George Romney, Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Blake, and Henry Fuseli, who, alone...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and fiction (48–75). Aesthetic heterodoxy forms a countertradition to the academic style followed by Sir Joshua Reynolds, especially as understood by John Barrell, The Political Theory of Painting from Reynolds to Hazlitt (New Haven: Yale Univ., 1986). 6.  C.[harles] A.[lfonse] Du Fresnoy, The Art...