A dashing Guards officer

SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792) Captain George K. H. Coussmaker (1782) Oil on canvas (238 x 145 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Painted in 1782, this is one of Reynolds' finest works. He devoted an exceptionally large number of sittings to this portrait; he had twenty-one appointments with the young Coussmaker between February 9 …

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A triple portrait

SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS (1723-1792) The Honourable Henry Fane with Inigo Jones and Charles Blair (1763) Oil on canvas (254 x 360 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Joshua was the seventh child of Samuel Reynolds, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Teophila Potter. He would have received a sound classical education under his father who …

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