Sir Joshua Reynolds Gallery
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1727-1788) was one of the most renowned portraitists of
the 18th century. Born at Plympton, Devonshire, Reynolds served a brief apprenticeship under
Thomas Hudson in London before launching his career as a portrait painter in Plymouth. Between 1749 and 1752,
he studied ancient art in Italy. Soon after his return to England, he became the most fashionable portraitist in London.
Reynolds was a prolific painter whose variety of approach was envied by his rival, Thomas Gainsborough.
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