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Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)

Reynolds, Sir Joshua. A great English painter; was born at Plympton Earl’s, Devonshire, July 16, 1723; died in London, Feb. 23, 1792. Although it is as a portrait-painter that he is famous, it was his custom to deliver each year at the Royal Academy (of which he was president) a carefully prepared address on some topic immediately connected with art; published as ‘Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds,’ fifteen in number. He contributed also three essays to The Idler; notes to Mason’s translation of Du Fresnoy’s ‘Art of Painting’; a few notes for Dr. Johnson’s edition of Shakespeare; and notes of his tour through Flanders in 1781.