John Musters
Sir Joshua Reynolds - circa 1777-1780
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English patrons wished to be represented in their formal portraits as being in the bloom of health and in the prime of youth. The portrait painter was supposed to overlook any physical blemishes or faults of character which he might see revealed. We know from literary sources that the Squire was good looking and athletic and we also know that he was self-indulgent and short-tempered, traits that we would not have guessed from Reynolds' portrait.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1777-1780
Artist age:Approximately 57 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 238.5 cm (93.9 in.), Width: 147.3 cm (57.99 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 24 July 2003.
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