Introducing... Reynolds and His Rivals

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Introducing... Reynolds and His Rivals

Introducing... Reynolds and His Rivals

Dates: Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 September 2021
Times: 18.00–20.00 BST
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Tutor: Jacqui Ansell
Level: All Levels

Course Description: The great painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds, was famously the first President of the Royal Academy, founded in 1768. The son of a Devon schoolteacher, he rose through the ranks of society to achieve his ultimate aim – to paint for King George III. In his mission to raise the status of painting to the same rank as its ‘sister art of poetry,’ he developed a style of portraiture known as the ‘Grand Style’, imbued with intellectual content. Known as much for his experimental techniques as his innovative iconography, Reynolds’ paintings often suffered from the ravages of time and taste – with young artists of the 19th century christening him ‘Sir Sloshua’!

Fashion, in terms of dress as well as approaches to portraiture, will be the key subject of this course, as we explore Reynolds’ attempts to appeal to posterity, as well as to his contemporaries

Please read the full course description here.

Joining Information and Format: This course will be taught through Zoom Webinar. For more information, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit

Each course session duration is 120 minutes, including a five-minute break and Q&A session with the tutor.

Tickets are for both dates of this course. Ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of the first course session, which should be retained for accessing both sessions.

Course Recording: This course will be recorded. Within 48 hours of each course session, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
14/09/2021 18:00 19:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Course (Standard) £35
Online Course (Concession) £32
Online Course (Member) £30
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