Captain Philemon Pownall

Captain Philemon Pownall

Dating
1769
More about this artwork
As the first president of the Royal Academy, Sir Joshua Reynolds promoted the development of a unified national school. It was to be based on the Grand Style, as explained by Reynolds in his well-known lectures titled Discourses on Art. Elevated in tone and subject matter, this style privileged idealisation over realism. A fine example in Reynolds's own principal field, portraiture, is this painting of a sea captain with its marine trappings.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
14932
Birth year of the artist
1723
Year the artist deceased
1792
Dimensions of the object
239 x 148 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Öl auf Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
19. Jahrhundert
Origin
1985 aus dem Kunsthandel erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München
Citation
Joshua Reynolds, Captain Philemon Pownall, 1769, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Neue Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/apG90RqLZn (Last updated on 01.10.2020)

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