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A discourse, delivered to the students of the Royal Academy, on the distribution of the prizes, December 11, 1769, by the President [Sir Joshua Reynolds]

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA 1723-1792.

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Sold by Thomas Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, MDCCLXIX

Physical Description

[2], 23, [1] p. ; 29 cm.

General Note

Includes half -title.
The president = Sir Joshua Reynolds.


ESTC, T31950
Hilles, F.W. The literary career of Sir Joshua Reynolds,, 4

Summary Note

Reynolds's first Discourse was delivered at the opening of the Academy on 2 January 1769; the remainder were delivered in December at the Academy's awards of prizes to students - numbers II-V annually (1769-1772), numbers VI-XV every two years (1774-1790) with the exception of number IX, delivered in October 1780 to mark the Academy's move into Somerset House.


Microfilm., Woodbridge, CT, Research Publications, Inc.,, 1986., 1 reel ; 35mm., (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 6671, no.08 )


The front free endpaper is inscribed in black ink: "To The Hon.ble Charles Fox Esq from the Author"
Signed "Sir Joshua Reynolds" in black ink on the title page below the word "President" in the title
Inscribed in black ink inside front cover: "Presented by Sir Frank Short RA. Dec. 1917"


Art - Painting - Theory
Student competitions - Students - Great Britain - London - 18th century
Speeches - Lectures - Great Britain - London - 18th century


Thomas Davies, 1713-1785,, bookseller.
Charles James Fox, previous owner
Sir Frank Short RA, previous owner, donor