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


Oil on canvas, 72 x 58 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Reynolds was his country's premier portraitist. In this self-portrait the dramatic swath of light, rich colour, and Old Masterly stance are typical of his style. The paper he holds reads "Disegni del Divino Michelagnolo Bon..." (Drawings by the Divine Michelangelo Buon...).

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