TEFAF Online 2021
Thursday 9 September - Monday 13 September 2021
6 Mason's Yard
In his eulogy after his death in 1792, Reynolds was spoken of as “the first Englishman who added the praise of the elegant arts to the other glories of his country.”
Reynolds’s fame and success allowed him to assemble one of the largest collections of paintings, drawings and prints of his day. His splendid collection of several thousand drawings, for the most part consisting of Italian works of the 16th and 17th centuries, was inherited after his death by his niece Mary Palmer, later Marchioness of Thomond, and was eventually sold and dispersed at two auctions in London in 1794 and 1798. We are pleased to present three superb 16th century Italian drawings from Reynolds’s collection as part of our presentation for TEFAF Online.