Joshua Reynolds

1723 - 1792

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Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an English painter, specialising in portraits. John Russell said he was one of the major European painters of the 18th century. He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joshua Reynolds has received more than 798,526 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Joshua Reynolds is the 183rd most popular painter (down from 171st in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 355th in 2019) and the 5th most popular British Painter.

Joshua Reynolds is most famous for his portraits of the English aristocracy.

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Among painters, Joshua Reynolds ranks 183 out of 1,428Before him are Hilma af Klint, Angelica Kauffman, Pierre Bonnard, Johannes Itten, Anton Raphael Mengs, and Benozzo Gozzoli. After him are Utamaro, Dieric Bouts, Pieter de Hooch, Zeuxis, Édouard-Henri Avril, and John William Waterhouse.

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Among people born in 1723, Joshua Reynolds ranks 4Before him are Adam Smith, Baron d'Holbach, and Frederick V of Denmark. After him are Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Carl Friedrich Abel, Adam Ferguson, Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, and Tobias Mayer. Among people deceased in 1792, Joshua Reynolds ranks 4Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, and Gustav III of Sweden. After him are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Richard Arkwright, Maria Luisa of Spain, Robert Adam, Joseph Martin Kraus, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Tiradentes, and Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joshua Reynolds ranks 399 out of 6,924Before him are Philip Larkin (1922), Henry Hudson (1570), Francis William Aston (1877), Rudolf Abel (1903), Bonnie Tyler (1951), and Angus Young (1955). After him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), David Niven (1910), and Richard Attenborough (1923).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Joshua Reynolds ranks 5Before him are J. M. W. Turner (1775), John Constable (1776), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), and John Everett Millais (1829). After him are William Hogarth (1697), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).