Joshua reynolds

Explore the extraordinary artistry of Joshua Reynolds and his profound impact on the world of painting. Discover his iconic portraits and learn about his enduring legacy in the art world.
Sir Joshua Reynolds | Portrait of a Young Man | The Met Thomas Gainsborough, Portrait, Baroque, Museums, People, Portraits, 2d, Inspiration, Old Master

Numerous unfinished portraits by Reynolds have come down to us, and this one of an unidentified young man set against a stormy sky is among the most riveting. In some cases it remains hard to know whether the portraits were meant as preparatory studies or were left as unfinished paintings, but this canvas is usually assigned to the latter category

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Jeffrey Kahn