Sir Joshua Reynolds
A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings
David Mannings; The Subject Pictures Catalogued by Martin Postle
November 10, 2000
1264 pages, 9 1/4 x 11 3/8
1750 b/w + 144 color illus.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Taking into account two centuries of art criticism and the observations of leading modern authorities, the catalogue also considers such enlightening documents as the artist’s sitter-books and ledgers. It re-examines Reynolds’s studio practice and procedures, working methods, use of assistants and prices, and it delineates with new clarity the distinction between Reynolds’s work and that of his many followers and imitators.