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Life And Times Of Sir Joshua Reynolds: With Notices Of Some Of His Cotemporaries. Commenced By Charles Robert Leslie, R.A. Continued And Concluded By Tom Taylor, M.A. In Two Volumes. - Vol. I. (II.) With Portraits And Illustrations.

Charles Robert Leslie RA

RA Collection: Book

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London: John Murray, Albemarle Street., 1865. The right of Translation is reserved.

Physical Description

2 vols.; 213 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: xvii, [1], 532 p., frontis. (port.), [5] pl. - Vol. II: vii, [1], 646 p., [4] pl.


Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p.] - Preface - The Reynolds Family - Contents Of Vol. I; Illustrations To Volume I - Errata, Vol. I - [Text and pl.] - Appendix - Index; [colophon]. - Vol. II: [Frontis., t.p.] - Contents Of Vol. II; Illustrations To Volume II - Errata, Vol. II - [Text and pl.]; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

In Volume I the frontispiece is captioned as from a portrait by Falconnet; plate [1] as from a sketch by C.R. Leslie; [2] as by Day & Son, Lithographers; [3] as from a painting by Sir Joshua; [4] and [5] signed by 'ST' (or 'TS'). In Volume II the frontispiece is captioned as by Reynolds, is signed as engraved by Francis Holl, and carries the publisher's imprint of John Murray. Plate [1] is captioned as from a painting by Sir Joshua and is signed by 'ST'; [2] is signed by 'ST'; [3] is signed as painted by Reynolds, drawn by L. Huard and engraved by J. Cooper; [4] as by 'ST' and engraved by 'JC'.

The printer is named on the title page versos and in the colophons: 'London: Printed By W. Clowes And Sons, Stamford Street, And Charing Cross.'

Summary Note

The two frontispieces show portraits of Reynolds; the other plates show portarits by him, apart from two which show his boyhood school.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; spines lettered 'Life & Times Of Sir Joshua Reynolds I (II)'.

Name as Subject


Painters - Artists - Great Britain - History - 18th century
Biography - Art history - Great Britain - 19th century


Tom Taylor
John Murray, publisher
Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA, source artist
Etienne-Maurice Falconet, source artist
Charles Robert Leslie RA, source artist, draughtsman
Francis Holl ARA, engraver
William Clowes and Sons, printer
Day and Son, lithographic printer