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Sir Joshua’s French Revolution

Richard Wendorf

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

For more than four years, from 1786 to 1790, the Royal Academy failed to appoint a new Professor of Perspective, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, as the Academy’s long-time President, argued that this ... More


Joshua Reynolds’s “Nice Chymistry” in the 1770s

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores Joshua Reynolds’s experiments with unstable chemical materials both in his painting practice and in his theory of art. It places the painter in his native environs of Plymouth ... More


The Artist-Philosopher: Reynolds in Britain

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2, much like Chapter 1, traces the first several decades of an eighteenth-century life, dwelling on what childhood can reveal about a whole society; when lives might be said to begin in a ... More


The Master Ascendant: Reynolds becomes President

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 6 opens with some reminders of Reynolds’s ambivalent character. His political views are put to the test at the close of the Seven Years War, in 1763, when Britain announces victory but half ... More


The Power of Pure Contingency: Fashion in Smith and the Reynoldses

James Noggle

in The Temporality of Taste in Eighteenth-Century British Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642434
eISBN:
9780191738579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642434.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Most accounts of fashion in the eighteenth century see its vigour and direction as derived from the aspirations and new purchasing power of the commercial classes. But a contrary and obvious ... More


Introduction: Slow-Motion Mobiles

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Scottish-born banker James Coutts sat for a portrait with painter Joshua Reynolds in the early 1770s. Painted on a panel of unprimed mahogany, the resulting picture is now a wreck. Flakes tear ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


The Garrick Years 1774–1779

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1774 and his death in 1779, Hannah More was a close friend of David Garrick and his wife, Eva Marie Veigel, and her account of his retirement from the stage in the same year is one of the ... More


A Pacific Celebrity and the Portrait That Worked

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 7 picks up Mai’s story after his arrival in Britain and marries it with Reynolds’s story through the momentous years of 1774 to 1776. First, we focus on Mai. The First Admiral, Lord Sandwich, ... More


Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Painting with Fire shows how experiments with chemicals known to change visibly over the course of time transformed British pictorial arts of the long eighteenth century—and how they can alter our ... More


A Cherokee Envoy and the Portrait That Failed

Kate Fullagar

in The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The focus of this chapter alternates throughout from Ostenaco and his travels to the centre of London, to Reynolds’s endeavour to paint his portrait, back to Ostenaco, back to Reynolds, and then ... More


Reciprocal aggression: Un-Romantic Agency in the Art of Lewis Carroll

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his famous photographs of children and in the Alice books, Lewis Carroll often displays a surprising willingness to jettison the solitary Child of Nature paradigm and explore instead the complex ... More


The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire

Kate Fullagar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243062
eISBN:
9780300249279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243062.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Today, the portrait of the Pacific Islander, Mai, painted by Joshua Reynolds is world-renowned as a symbol of empire and of the eighteenth century. But Reynolds painted other visitors from the New ... More


Beauty Cuts the Knot

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 extends this analysis through an examination of Darwin’s early readings in British empiricist aesthetics, notably the writings of Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, and Francis Jeffrey. It is ... More


The Creative Exchange between Wordsworth and Beaumont

Jessica Fay (ed.)

in Collected Letters of Sir George and Lady Beaumont to the Wordsworth Family, 1803-1829: with a Study of the Creative Exchange between Wordsworth and Beaumont

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859531
eISBN:
9781800852334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859531.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study offers a biography of the friendship between Wordsworth and Beaumont, exploring Lady Beaumont’s role in generating an inter-familial relationship of heartfelt sympathy. It also offers ... More


Art and Evangelical Spiritual Aspirations

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190616694
eISBN:
9780190616724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616694.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Analyzing evangelical theological controversies in the context of contemporary art and aesthetics, it is clear that evangelicals’ spiritual aspirations concerned deep feeling. Arguments over art were ... More


Edward Gibbon and the Secret of Empire, or Scipio Africanus and the Savages of the South Pacific

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The focus of this chapter is the analysis of Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The author situates Gibbon’s History in the context of the debates about British and ... More


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