Joshua Reynolds: Portrait of Jane Fleming

Portrait of Jane Fleming: Joshua Reynolds

Portrait of Jane Fleming is a 1778 painting by Joshua Reynolds, the most eminent classical painter of the English eighteenth century.

Analysis of Portrait of Jane Fleming

Here Joshua Reynolds produces this full-length aristocratic portrait of Jane Fleming, who was the Lady of the Bedchamber for Charlotte, the wife of King George III, who later became Jane Stanhope, Countess of Harrington, through her marriage to Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington.

She is both highly idealized in terms of expression and the grandeur of her stance and shown to be a real woman – as the rouged face and active confidence of her right arm attest.

Joshua Reynolds painted several portraits of Jane Fleming, one in 1788 (this one) and others in 1775 in the pasture, and another in 1787 with her sons.

Joshua Reynolds’s Portrait of Jane Fleming is in the Huntingdon Library in California in the United States.

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