Sir Joshua Reynolds FRS FRSA RA
(1723-1792)

Died aged 68

Sir Joshua Reynolds RA FRS FRSA (/ˈrɛnəldz/; 16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits. He promoted the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was a founder and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts, and was knighted by George III in 1769.

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founder of The Club

Commemorated on 6 plaques

Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723-1792 portrait painter lived and died in a house on this site

Fanum House (site of 47), Leicester Square, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1792)

Here in the former Turk's Head Tavern Dr Samuel Johnson & Joshua Reynolds founded The Club in 1764

9 Gerrard Street, London, United Kingdom where they founded The Club

Sir Joshua Reynolds, 16 July 1723 - 23 February 1792, Portrait Painter. As a student of Italian art, his work became increasingly classical under the influence of the Bolognese school. In 1768 he was elected the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts and was knighted. From 1760 until his death, he lived and painted in his studio, on the west side of Leicester Square where Fanum House now stands. He is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. The bust is by Henry Weekes (1874)

Sir Joshua Reynolds bust, Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom where they is commemorated

Sir Joshua Reynolds artist 1753-1761 lived here

5 Great Newport Street, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723-1792 portrait painter lived and died in a house on this site

Fanum House, Leicester Square, Westminster, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1792)

Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723-1792 [full inscription unknown]

Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom where they worked