Joshua Reynolds

1723 - 1792

Joshua Reynolds

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 618,630 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 171st most popular painter.

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Among painters, Joshua Reynolds ranks 171 out of 1,258Before him are Gustave Caillebotte, Henry Fuseli, Édouard-Henri Avril, Jacob van Ruisdael, Il Sodoma, and Maurice Utrillo. After him are Lucas Cranach the Younger, Carl Larsson, John William Waterhouse, Luca Giordano, Anton Raphael Mengs, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joshua Reynolds ranks 355 out of 5,347Before him are John Bowlby (1907), Ian McShane (1942), Nicholas Winton (1909), Mary of Teck (1867), Daphne du Maurier (1907), and Roger Penrose (1931). After him are Thomas Carlyle (1795), Thomas Paine (1737), Thomas Bayes (1702), Francis William Aston (1877), Gordon Banks (1937), and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900).

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 John Everett Millais (1829). After him are Thomas Gainsborough (1727), William Holman Hunt (1827), Richard Hamilton (1922), Leonora Carrington (1917), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), John Tenniel (1820), and Frederic Leighton (1830).