Rt. Hon C Poulett Thompson MP

  • 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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    People
    Poulett-Thomson, Charles, Baron Sydenham
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Rt. Hon C Poulett Thompson MP
    Date
    published July 1833
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Mrs Barnes, April 1954
    GAC number
    2688