Sir Joshua Reynolds papers
Letters, notes, receipts, and manuscripts, mostly relating to Reynolds's artistic career and personal finances.
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Extent.5 linear feet (1 box)
Series I contains fifteen autograph letters, notes and receipts addressed by Reynolds to a variety of correspondents, including James Boswell, item (5); and Thomas Percy, item (10). Most relate to Reynolds's artistic career or his personal finances. Series II consists of two autograph Reynolds manuscripts, one describing Oliver Goldsmith, item (11).
Biographical / Historical
Sir Joshua Reynolds was the leading portrait painter of late 18th-century England. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson and a founding member of the Literary Club, and was knighted in 1769. He also delivered a series of influential discourses on painting to the Royal Academy from 1769 to 1790.
b (shelved with bMS Hyde 8)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2003JM-58 (part). Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.
Processed by: Rick Stattler
- Reynolds, Joshua, Sir, 1723-1792. Sir Joshua Reynolds papers, 1767-1791: Guide.
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