Reynolds microfiber Colonel Acland and Lord Sydney
Microfibre with a detail from the work of the English painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), "Le colonel Acland et Lord Sydney : Les archers", 1769. Oil on canvas. Height 236; length 180 cm. Purchased in 2005, with the support of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund supported by the Wolfson Foundation and other donors, London, Tate.
This large double portrait depicts two young aristocrats, Dudley Alexander Sydney Cosby, Lord Sydney (1732-1774), on the left, and Colonel John Dyke Acland (1746-1778) leaping to the right. Dressed in almost historical clothing invented by the artist, they imitate a medieval or Renaissance hunt; the dead game they leave in their wake underlines their noble blood and their aristocratic right to hunt. The painting celebrates the friendship of men by linking it to an imaginary chivalrous past, when young lords pursued "virile" activities together against a backdrop of old forest. Both subjects run and aim in perfect rhythmic harmony, in one body and as common masters of nature.
Machine washable wipe at 30°C without fabric softener.
- Museum :
- Musée du Luxembourg
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- Model dimensions :
- 14.5 cm x 14.5 cm
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