Tagged with fine art

Tracing Reynolds’ Italian inspirations

By Paul Willis, Curator of Fine Art I would like to share a few of the works I have managed to identify from our Reynolds sketchbook. The first sketch (recto 10) is of the Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 – 1647) painting: The Liberation of Saint Peter, c. 1620-1, oil on canvas, 154cm x 122.1cm. In this unfinished […]

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In the Frame conservation work

By Alison Cooper, Curator of Decorative Art As we draw closer to the opening of the ‘In the Frame’ exhibition and as the final selection of works for the show has been made, we are now looking at the conservation work required for the exhibition. Each work has undergone a brief assessment so that we […]

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Insight into Sir Joshua Reynolds’ sketchbook

By Paul Willis, Curator of Fine Art The following article is based on an Art Bite talk given at the Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery on Wednesday 3 September 2014 The Sir Joshua Reynolds sketchbook recently acquired by Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery (PCM&AG), dates from his travels in Italy in the early […]

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Understanding British Portraits study day

Our curator of Decorative Art, Alison Cooper, is currently working on the forthcoming ‘In the Frame‘ exhibition. She recently was able to attend Understanding British Portraits – a study day in Bath. It was the perfect opportunity to get some inspiration for our portrait exhibition, and you can find out more about the experience on the blog she wrote!

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Reynolds, London and the Hudson connection

Laurie Thorne continues to look at Reynolds’ early life. Previously we learned that Reynolds’ wish was to train with a renowned artist, and Lawrie now looks at Reynolds’ life after he moves to London. In October 1740 aged 17 years he arrived in London to begin a four year training in the studio of the […]

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