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Joshua Reynolds


This is not only an act of justice, but in our decisions upon poetry especially, may conduce in a high degree to the improvement of our own taste: for an accurate taste in poetry, and in all the other arts, as Sir Joshua Reynolds has observed, is an acquired talent, which can only be produced by thought and a long continued intercourse with the best models of composition.
William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  most important and influential of eighteenth-century English painters, specializing in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect (1723-1792)
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  • This is not only an act of justice, but in our decisions upon poetry especially, may conduce in a high degree to the improvement of our own taste: for an accurate taste in poetry, and in all the other arts, as Sir Joshua Reynolds has observed, is an acquired talent, which can only be produced by thought and a long continued intercourse with the best models of composition.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • The Collected Portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The reigning artists were the rivals Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds and the American Ben-jamin West, who did elegant portraits and historical scenes, rather than graphic renditions of the dark side of London life.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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