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Estelle M. Hurll

By a pleasant coincidence the year 1768 brought to Reynolds's studio for portrait sittings two young people who began an acquaintance at this time which had a romantic ending. They were Miss Catherine Horneck and Henry William Bunbury, who were married a few years later, and were the parents of the little boy in our picture.

The name of Mrs. Siddons is one of the most distinguished in the history of English dramatic art. For thirty years she was unsurpassed in her impersonation of the tragic heroines of Shakespeare. Her first great success was in the season of 1782, when she appeared for the second time on the London stage. She was then about twenty-seven years of age, and had devoted years of arduous study to her profession. Though gifted by nature with strong dramatic instincts inherited from generations of players, her powers developed slowly.

  • Thomas Hudson (1701-1779).
  • Richard Wilson (1714-1782).
  • John Opie (1761-1807).
  • George Romney (1734-1802).
  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784).
  • Thomas Gainesborough (1727-1788).
  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839).
  • James Barry (1741-1806).
  • Francis Cotes (1725-1770).

Our thoughts of angels are naturally connected with thoughts of children. Jesus once spoke of the little ones as those whose angels always behold the face of the heavenly Father. Their innocence is the best type we have on earth of the purity of beings of a higher sphere. Often when we try to describe the beauty of some little child, we use the word angelic.

  • Peter Toms.
  • Giuseppe Marchi.
  • Thomas Beach or Beech.
  • Hugh Barron.
  • Berridge.
  • Parry.
  • James Northcote.
  • Score.

Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the most celebrated beauties of her time. She was the daughter of the Earl of Spencer, and was married[12] at the age of seventeen to William, Duke of Devonshire, "the first match in England".

[12] March 28, 1774.

  • William Chambers.
  • George Michael Moser.
  • Francis Milner Newton.
  • Edward Penny.
  • Thomas Sandby.
  • Samuel Wade.
  • William Hunter.
  • *Francis Hayman.
  • George Barrett.
  • Francesco Bartolozzi.
  • Edward Burch.
  • *Agostino Carlini.
  • *Charles Catton.
  • Mason Chamberlin.
  • *J. Baptist Cipriani.
  • Richard Cosway.
  • John Gwynn.
  • William Hoare.
  • Nathaniel Hone.
  • Mrs. Angelica Kauffmann.
  • Jeremiah Meyer.
  • Mrs.

We have naturally come to think of Reynolds as chiefly a portrait painter. It was, indeed, by his work in portraiture that his name ranks among the great masters. Yet he made various interesting excursions into other fields. We may see what charming fancy pictures he sometimes painted in Cupid as Link Boy and The Strawberry Girl. Historical pictures he also attempted, but not so successfully. Religious and allegorical subjects he tried occasionally, and it is to illustrate his work of this kind that our picture of Hope is chosen.

  • Earl of Holderness.
  • Lord Gowran.
  • Sir Everard Fawkener.
  • The Marquis of Granby.
  • Lord Eglinton.
  • Lord Anson.
  • Stuart, the painter.
  • Sir Charles Bunbury.
  • Lord Euston.
  • The Marquis of Hartington.
  • Dick Edgcumbe.
  • Captain George Edgcumbe.
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