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Joshua Reynolds

1723 - 1792

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Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an English painter who specialised 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 863,013 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Joshua Reynolds is the 215th most popular painter (down from 183rd in 2019), the 463rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 399th 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 215 out of 1,421Before him are Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Pinturicchio, Joaquín Sorolla, Lorenzo di Credi, Gerard van Honthorst, and H. R. Giger. After him are Sonia Delaunay, Andrea Pozzo, George Grosz, Aristide Maillol, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, and Bernardo Bellotto.

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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 Carl Friedrich Abel, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Adam Ferguson, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Johann Bernhard Basedow, Jean-François Marmontel, Prithvi Narayan Shah, and Nicole-Reine Lepaute. Among people deceased in 1792, Joshua Reynolds ranks 6Before him are Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, Gustav III of Sweden, Maria Luisa of Spain, and Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe. After him are Richard Arkwright, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, Joseph Martin Kraus, Nguyễn Huệ, Tiradentes, and Robert Adam.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joshua Reynolds ranks 463 out of 7,765Before him are James Callaghan (1912), William Kidd (1645), Mary Anning (1799), Caroline Matilda of Great Britain (1751), John Knox (1514), and Philip Larkin (1922). After him are Richard Francis Burton (1821), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Hicks (1904), Samuel Butler (1835), Samuel Johnson (1709), and William Laud (1573).

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), William Hogarth (1697), and Thomas Gainsborough (1727). After him are John Everett Millais (1829), Louis Wain (1860), Leonora Carrington (1917), Richard Hamilton (1922), William Holman Hunt (1827), Frederic Leighton (1830), and John Tenniel (1820).