“The Army and Navy”
Mezzotint and engraving
About the work
Place: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Whitehall
About the artist
Samuel William Reynolds was a painter and engraver. Despite publishing his first prints in the mid-1790s, he found himself in debt by 1800 and came to rely upon the financial help of Samuel Whitbread MP. It was under Whitbread’s patronage that Reynolds was able to broaden his interests to include painting, architecture and landscape design. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy and British Institution and was also a collector; owning a group of drawings by Thomas Girtin. In 1809 he visited France for the first time and he went on to exhibit engravings at the Paris Salon in 1810 and 1812. Reynolds also worked in Paris on occasion, where he found a market for his paintings of landscapes and cottage scenes.
- Wellesley, Arthur, 1st Duke of WellingtonNelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson
- quill, ink pot/ink stand, book, map (as Subject), male portrait, 19th century costume, military uniform, wellington boots, cloak, clock, Viscount, Duke, admiral, sword, field marshal, government building, fireplace, window, curtain, chair, state interior