Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) General and politician

Henry Macbeth-Raeburn (1860 - 1947)
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

Colour mezzotint

1 November 1927

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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

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  • 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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    Tarleton, Sir Banastre, Baronet
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint, colour mezzotint
  • Details
    Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) General and politician
    1 November 1927
    Colour mezzotint
    Purchased from Maggs Bros., April 1954
    GAC number