The Infant Academy

Joshua Reynoldsc. 1781

English Heritage

English Heritage

A young boy swaithed in red paints and a naked girl wearing a hat with a blue sash and feather. It is on a curtain background and the frame is guilded with scrolls.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits. According to John Russell, he was one of the major European painters of the 18th Century. 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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  • Title: The Infant Academy
  • Creator: Sir Joshua Reynolds
  • Date Created: c. 1781
  • Location: Kenwood House
  • Physical Dimensions: Frame: w 1780 mm x d 130 mm, Unframed: h 1143 mm x w 1423 mm x d 30 mm
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: KENWOOD
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas