Lady Cornewall
Sir Joshua Reynolds - circa 1785-1786
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In Reynolds' famous discourse which he delivered to the Royal Academy, he stated that an artist should not paint his sitter in contemporary costume since fashions change and the picture runs the risk of being out of date. Although Reynolds usually preferred draperies vaguely reminiscent of classical statuary, in this portrait of a fashionable lady, the artist has suppressed the details of the dashing hat, elaborate coiffure and elegant gown to present a more generalised appearance.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1785-1786
Artist age:Approximately 63 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 127 cm (50 in.), Width: 101.5 cm (39.96 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 24 July 2003.
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