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The Children of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough

Today’s post is very much about the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough’s children, through art. I came across this copy of a portrait of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, his wife, Lady Caroline née Russell and six of their children by Sir Joshua...
From: All Things Georgian on 27 Jun 2022

Art Detectives: Thomas Gainsborough’s red-headed beauty

In our latest book, which is based on our blog and titled All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth-Century, one of the 25 true tales within tells of the life of the red-headed actress, Elizabeth Hartley. Elizabeth was a beauty, but not particularly...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Apr 2019

Revealing new information about the courtesan, Nelly O’Brien

Sir Joshua Reynolds painted the courtesan, Nelly O’Brien twice, between 1762 and 1764. Both paintings were paid for by her lover, Frederick St John, 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke, although she was introduced to Reynolds by Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Dec 2018

Quilted Petticoats: worn by all women and useful in more ways than one

Quilted petticoats were an item of clothing that transcended any notions of class or status; they were worn throughout most of the eighteenth-century by all women from nobility down to fish-wives and had a variety of uses. Usually tied at either side...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Nov 2018

James Turner and George White, beggars and artists’ models

James Turner and George White were beggars and it might seem odd that they should have been immortalised in works of art by the likes of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Nathaniel Hone, the elder. In actual fact they were used by some of the greatest painters...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Mar 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: “New Scholarship in British Art History: Discoveries at the NCMA”

A two-day symposium held at the North Carolina Museum of Art hosted alongside the upcoming exhibition “History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection.” Date: Friday, January 27th & Saturday, January 28th, 2017.The...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 25 Jul 2016

The Boydell Shakespeare Gallery reincarnated online

What Jane Saw The clever people at the University of Texas at Austin have got in ahead of the mass of Shakespeare-related projects to be released in 2016 by launching an online resource that’s designed to appeal to the more serious Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Dec 2015

Penelope Carwardine (1729 – 1804)

Following our blog about Anne Mee which you seemed to have enjoyed we thought we would take a look at another female artist who specialized in painting miniatures. According to quite a few sources Penelope was born around 1730, so just to confirm we will...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Sep 2015

costumehistory: Mrs. Horton, Later Viscountess Maynard Sir...

costumehistory: Mrs. Horton, Later Viscountess Maynard Sir Joshua Reynolds English Most likely early 1790s The Metropolitan Museum of Art What a great transitionary piece! Her dress more closely resembles those of the previous Ancien Régime / Georgian...

jaded-mandarin: Sir Joshua Reynolds. Detail from Mrs. Richards...

jaded-mandarin: Sir Joshua Reynolds. Detail from Mrs. Richards Crofts, 18th Century. What a great hairdo/headpiece!

blantonmuseum: The University of Texas at Austin’s Department...

blantonmuseum: The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of English has created an incredible historical reconstruction of the first-ever retrospective of the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds, held at the British Institution in 1813. See what Jane...

Kirby and the Carthaginians

In the hierarchy of art as understood in the 18th century, at the pinnacle was history painting. From the 1740s to 1760s, English portraiture developed rapidly and became popular, however, those who could afford history painting (which tended to be large)...
From: Kirby and his world on 6 Feb 2013

Dueling Fashionistas: Lady Jane Harrington v. Jane Halliday

The latest edition of Dueling Fashionistas is fresh from the press, and ready for a vote.  First though, let’s see where the ladies who bear confusingly similar names stand in Reynolds’s portraiture: The two Janes before you are painted in...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 31 Jan 2013

Lady Elizabeth Foster v. Lady Elizabeth Seymour Conway v. Countess of Lincoln

Another Round of Dueling Fashionistas Begins With . . .  Source: Gibe | ‘A Young Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)’ The 18th century was a glorious time for coiffures.  They were absurdly tall, sausage and pin curled, stuck with feathers and...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 5 Dec 2012

Joshua Reynolds and the material aspects of painting

How sad it is! I shall grow old, and horrid, and dreadful.  But this picture will remain always young. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I guess most of us attending Matthew Hunter’s talk at the Curiously Drawn conference … Continue reading...

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