Monument for Sir Joshua Reynolds, from "Carlton House Magazine"

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Allegorical figures appear before a small circular temple of the arts that is adorned with portraits of Reynolds, Raphael and Titian, its roof crowned with the winged horse Pegasus. Father Time sits at lower left, placing his scythe on the ground. A boy with a flame at his brow—the Genius of Painting—leans against Time's knee and restrains him while passing two sketchbooks to a woman dressed in classical robes. Her right hand rests on an oval portrait of Reynolds. A palette and brushes lean against the latter, while papers, books and canvases surround her. Reynolds died the year that this commemorative engraving was published and its imagery declares that his achievements have earned him a place beside the greatest masters and will ensure the preservation of his work. "The Carlton-House magazine: or, Annals of taste, fashion, and politeness," was published from January 1792 to February 1796.

Monument for Sir Joshua Reynolds, from "Carlton House Magazine", John Saunders (British, active 1790–99), Etching and engraving

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