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Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1723-07-16 - 1792-02-23

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), English painter.

Found in 75 Collections and/or Records:

Boswell Collection

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 89
Overview: The Boswell Collection contains the correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of author James Boswell; estate records, letters, personal and professional papers, and other materials documenting the lives and careers of ten generations of Boswells and their possession of the barony of Auchinleck; and correspondence relating to the political career of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Kincardine.
Dates: 1428-1936, bulk 1700-1795

Commonplace book, circa 1753-1760

 Item — Box: Reynolds 34
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains extracts from his reading (chiefly Pope and Shakespeare) and rough drafts of projected essays on painting.
Dates: circa 1753-1760

Commonplace book: given to young Reynolds by his father, circa 1730-1741

 Item — Box: Reynolds 33
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Contains records copied from the family Bible and quotations from his reading. The latest date in the book is a year after Reynolds went to London to study under Thomas Hudson.
Dates: circa 1730-1741

Copy of speech delivered to the Royal Academy, 28 February 1792, 1792 February 28

 Item — Box: Reynolds 56
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Speech delivered to the Royal Academy at a special meeting held after Reynolds' death.
Dates: 1792 February 28

Diary, 1781

 Item — Box: Reynolds 38
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents: Inscribed: "A Painter's Journal through Flanders, Brabant, Holland, and part of Germany. June 24, 1781." Cased with Reynolds 37.
Dates: 1781

Draft dedication for Art of painting, 1783?

 Item — Box: Reynolds 43
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series III
Scope and Contents: Draft of a never-completed dedication to William Mason of a new edition of du Fresnoy's Art of painting, a Latin poem translated by Mason and annotated by Reynolds (published by A. Ward, 1783).
Dates: 1783?

Draft on Reynolds' collection of Old Masters, 1791?

 Item — Box: Reynolds 44
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series III
Scope and Contents: Rough draft of a portion of catalogue for Reynolds' exhibition of his collection of Old Masters in the spring of 1791. [Appears to be a draft for a paragraph which was published in the Morning Chronicle, Fri., April 22, 1791.]
Dates: 1791?

"Epistle to Sir Joshua Reynolds & Co.", 1775 December

 Item — Box: Reynolds 48
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: A reply in verse to a remark made by Johnson.
Dates: 1775 December

Fragments of Discourses, late 18th century

 Item — Box: Reynolds 42a
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series III
Scope and Contents: Scraps rescued from trash by Sir Joshua's pupil James Northcote, who later became his biographer. Including several handwritten notations by James Northcote verifying the hand of Sir Joshua Reynolds. With this is cased Manuscript Fragments of Discourses and Lecture.
Dates: late 18th century

Fragments of Discourses and Lecture, late 18th century

 Item — Box: Reynolds 42b
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series III
Scope and Contents: Including one notation by Northcote which verifies the hand of Reynolds. Cased with Manuscript Fragments of Discourses.
Dates: late 18th century

Frederick W. Hilles Manuscript Collection and Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1429
Overview: Manuscript collection and papers of Frederick W. Hilles. The manuscript collection includes correspondence and writings by James Boswell, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and members of their families. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; research files and writings; personal and family papers, including material related to Susan Morse Hilles and Charles Dewey Hilles; teaching materials from Hilles' tenure at Yale University and Temple...
Dates: 1645-1979

Humorous verses, 1775?

 Item — Box: Reynolds 58
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Verses entitled "Merry and Wise" written when Beauclerk forgot an invitation he had extended to Reynolds, Barnard, and Garrick, probably in 1775.
Dates: 1775?

John Ruskin letter to Ellen Heaton, 1857 mid-July

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: H.76
Call Number: MSS 46
Scope and Contents: Ruskin gives Heaton some advice on what to see at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition, praising works by Paul Veroneses, Joshua Reynolds, William Hogarth, Anthony van Dyck and Thomas Gainsborough. Ruskin thanks Heaton for "all [her] notes.". [Date provided by Surtees: Mid-July 1857]
Dates: 1857 mid-July

Johnson and Garrick: (Not Published). London, Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley...1816, 1816

 Item — Box: Reynolds 61
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: "The following jeu d'esprit was written by Sir Joshua Reynolds to illustrate a remark which he made, 'That Dr. Johnson considered Garrick as his property, and would suffer anyone to praise or abuse him but himself.' In the first of these supposed dialogues, Sir Joshua himself, by high encomiums upon Garrick, is represented as drawing down upon him Johnson's censure; in the second, Mr. Gibbon, by taking the opposite side, calls forth his praise."--Title page verso.
Dates: 1816

Letter : London, to Reverend John Oglander, 1778 Jan 9

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 420, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding construction of a window for a nativity painting, with a drawing of the window enclosed.
Dates: 1778 Jan 9

Letter : London, to William Strahan, 1785 Oct 23

 Part of Collection — Box: 23, Folder: GROUP 420, F-2
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS regarding notes made by Mr. Dyer for a new edition of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary.
Dates: 1785 Oct 23

Letter (initialed "CB") to Miss Burney, at Queen's House, 1790 December 13

 Item — Box: Reynolds 54
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series IV
Scope and Contents: Letter written to his daughter, Frances, after hearing Sir Joshua Reynolds deliver his final Discourse at the Royal Academy.
Dates: 1790 December 13

Letter to Bennet Langton, 1787 August 31

 Item — Box: Reynolds 23
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series I
Scope and Contents: Sending him a present in pottles for the Langton children. Ingamells no. 174.
Dates: 1787 August 31