The Queen Among Her Subjects at the Great Exhibition

Samuel William Reynolds (1773 - 1835)

Engraving

published 18 August 1866
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy

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  • 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.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Queen Among Her Subjects at the Great Exhibition
    Date
    published 18 August 1866
    Medium
    Engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 76.00 cm, width: 90.30 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Grosvenor Prints, March 2001
    Provenance
    Grosvenor Prints, London
    GAC number
    17603