Tag: Joshua Reynolds

Upcoming Eighteenth-Century Studies Programs

Portrait of Jane Fleming (1755-1824). (1778)
by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
Wikimedia Commons

Keep an eye out for these upcoming eighteenth-century-related conferences and events in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York will hold the “Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1730” conference on November 27 and 28, 2015. The eighteenth century was a time of profound change for…

Travel Back in Time with Jane Austen

British Institution, Pall Mall, 1808 (1808)
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
Wikimedia Commons

The What Jane Saw website boasts a new look and, soon, an eighteenth-century expansion. This experiment in digital humanities, created by Austen scholar Janine Barchas, currently features a virtual tour of the first-ever retrospective exhibition of celebrated portrait painter Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), as seen by Jane Austen in 1813 at the British Institution at 52 Pall Mall, London (1805-1867). Barchas and her…

“Lions and Tigers and Zebras, Oh My!”: Christopher Plumb on Exotic Animals in Eighteenth-Century Britain

The Queens.-------- (1787)
By S. W. Fores (1761-1838)
Image Courtesy of The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

[pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]A sight such as this surely was never seen; Who the deuce would not gaze at the A___ of a Q____? What prospect so charming! — What scene can surpass? The delicate sight of her M_____’s A___?[/pullquote] Any eighteenth-century enthusiast will appreciate the writings of cultural historian Christopher Plumb,…