Mark Hallett
Mark Hallett is Director at the Paul Mellon Centre, Yale University, London.
Hallett, Mark
Hallett, Mark
United States of America
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Description: Reynolds: Portraiture in Action
A deeply researched and elegantly written study on Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792)—Georgian England’s most celebrated portraitist and the first president of the British Royal Academy of Arts—this invaluable volume explores all aspects of Reynolds’s portraiture. Mark Hallett provides detailed, compelling readings of Reynolds’s most celebrated and striking works, investigating the ways in which they were appreciated and understood in his own lifetime. Recovering the artist’s dynamic interaction with his sitters and patrons, and revealing the dramatic impact of his portraits within the burgeoning exhibition culture of late-eighteenth-century London, Hallett also unearths the intimate relationship between Reynolds’s paintings and graphic art.

Reynolds: Portraiture in Action offers a new understanding of the artist’s career within the extremely competitive London art world and takes readers into the engrossing debates and controversies that captivated the city and its artists.

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Print publication date September 2014 (out of print)
Print ISBN 9780300196979
EISBN 9780300267631
Illustrations 431
Print Status out of print
Description: Art on the Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780–1836
ON TUESDAY, 27 APRIL 1784, the Public Advertiser joined a host of other London newspapers in announcing that ‘the EXHIBITION’ – by which it meant the Royal Academy exhibition –...
PublisherPaul Mellon Centre
Related print edition pages: pp.65-75