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Sir Joshua Reynolds: Artist of the Portrait

Synopsis
Although portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) now seem to embody the 18th-century golden age of the English aristocracy, the highly gifted and ambitious Reynolds aimed far beyond society portraiture. This film looks at the artist who put high theatre into his pictures of the nobility of his ages, and yet could paint intimate masterpieces of children, courtesans and writers.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 61 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 2006 sale: £14.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Broadcast on BBC on 25/2/86.
Subjects
Art
Keywords
British art; painters; portrait painting; Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792)

Credits

Director
Christopher Martin

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

AVP

Email
info@avp.co.uk
Web
http://avp.100megs28.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01291 625439
Fax
01291 629671
Address
School Hill Centre
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5PH
Notes
Use for: Audio Visual Productions. Ceased trading.
Name

Phaidon Press

Contact
Daniel Groenewald (Head of UK Sales & Marketing)
Email
enquiries@phaidon.com
Web
http://uk.phaidon.com/store/video/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7843 1206
Fax
020 7843 1215
Notes
A series of 60+ films on major artists, many of which have been broadcast on the Southbank Show. Sale on video. (Some of the titles are available for sale on DVD from Illuminations.
 

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