The Ladies Waldegrave by Sir Joshua Reynolds art print

The Ladies Waldegrave by Sir Joshua Reynolds art print

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Art print (28 x 35.6 cm) featuring The Ladies Waldegrave, 1780, by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792) part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

Reynolds was particularly skilled at choosing poses and actions which suggested a sitter's character and which also created a strong composition. Here, three sisters, the daughters of the 2nd Earl Waldegrave, are shown collaboratively working on a piece of needlework.

The joint activity links the girls together. The eldest, Elizabeth Laura, who was aged twenty in 1780, sits in the centre winding silk thread. She is aided in this pursuit by Charlotte Maria, aged nineteen, on her right, while Anna Horatia, at eighteen the youngest of them, is working on a length of silk lace stretched across a tambour frame.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (16 July 1723 – 23 February 1792) was an influential eighteenth-century English painter, specialising in portraits.

 

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