Nymph and Piping Boy

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792)
National Trust Inventory Number 1246450

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1785
Materials Oil on canvas, and giltwood
Measurements 1270 x 1016 mm (50 x 40 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
On show at Polesden Lacey, Surrey, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Nymph and Piping Boy by Sir Joshua Reynolds (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), circa 1785. The nymph reclines at the left on white and yellow drapery under a red canopy in a wooded landscape; she wears a wreath of flowers in her hair and looks towards a boy dressed in red velvet, who is seated at the right playing a pipe.


J.J. Angerstein (mentioned in his house, Woodlands, at Blackheath in 1796; cf. Lyson's 'Environs of London', IV, p. 462); Sir Cuthbert Quilter before 1891; his sale, Christie's, 9 July 1909, lot 93, bt. by Agnew for C.S. Gulbenkian and bought back 11.7.1914; sold to Mrs. Greville for £7,410, 12.12.1917; bequeathed by Margaret McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville (1863-1942) with Polesden Lacey, to the National Trust, in memory of her father, William McEwan (1827-1913)

Credit line

Polesden Lacey, The McEwan Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792), artist

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Place of origin England (253110)
Materials Canvas (10117)
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Oil paint (8600)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12642)
Collection Polesden Lacey, Surrey (Accredited Museum) (6310)
Periods 18th century (87941)
Maker Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (Plympton 1723 - London 1792) (787)
Subjects Myth and Allegory (458)
Object Type Oil painting (14440)

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