REYNOLDS, Sir Joshua
(b. 1723, Plympton Earl, d. 1792, London)

Master Hare

Oil on canvas, 77 x 64 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In 1788, when Reynolds was at the summit of his reputation, he painted this portrait for one of his aunts, Anna Maria Lady Jones. The sitter was Francis George Hare, the nephew or adopted son of Lady Jones.

Two years after it was painted this picture was already famous. It was bought by Baron Alphonse de Rothschild in 1872 and bequeathed to the Louvre in 1906.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.