Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was an eighteen century English painter who specialized in portraits. He was one of the founders of the Royal Academy of Arts in London which promotes arts through education and exhibition. He is best known for his numerous portraits, particularly those of children where their innocence and natural grace was emphasized. Reynolds was a hard worker who never married, and had constant interaction from the wealthy and famous men of the day. Our pattern set collection of Joshua Reynolds, contains a cross section of portrait styles including Lord Keppel, Jane Fleming, Lavinia Spencer, Lord Robert Spencer, George Townshend, John Frederick Sackville, Edward Cornwallis, Young Fortune Teller, Gertrude Duchess of Bedford, and many more.