Master Bunbury

  • About the artist
    Joshua Reynolds was the dominant artistic personality during the age of George III. He was born in Plympton, Devon. From 1750 to 1752 he studied the work of the Old Masters in Rome. Reynolds returned via Florence and Paris, and settled in London in 1753. In 1759 he painted a portrait of the future king, George, Prince of Wales (Royal Collection). After George’s accession the following year, Reynolds was dismayed to learn that Allan Ramsay had been made Principal Painter to the King. This marked the beginning of increasing hostility between Reynolds and the King. Nonetheless, by 1760 Reynolds had established himself as the leading portraitist. He became President of the Royal Academy in 1768 and was knighted the following year.
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    People
    Bunbury, Sir Henry Edward, 7th Baronet
    Places
    Subjects
    male portrait, boy
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Master Bunbury
    Date
    published 1908
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    below image: [left[] intaglio stamp JEP surrounded by PRINTSELLERS ASSOCIATION [right, in pencil] John Cother Webb ; [on paper on which print is laid, below print] Master Bunbury (Mezzotint Engraving) / after / Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A.
    GAC number
    15482