Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Human Kind – English and Australian Identity, 1700 – 1914

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Human Kind, transforming identity in British and Australian portraits 1700-1914 is the title of a four day conference, September 8 – 11, 2016 held in Melbourne

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James Boswell – Cherished Companion and Observer of History

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London during the second half of the eighteenth century was a place where extremes met. It was full of things to do and see, of people and, of excitement. It was also at the heart of affairs both great and small.

Miss Bowles and her Dog

Miss Bowles and her Dog

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During the reign of George III  in England Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) became a supreme portrait painter. His grand style was unmannered, but full of human values. He infused his portraiture with sophistication, learnedness and dignity and his pictures proved popular worldwide. When he had to paint a child, he…