Plymouth bids for Reynolds' first self-portrait

January 28 2014

Image of Plymouth bids for Reynolds' first self-portrait

Picture: Plymouth Art Gallery

Here's a noble cause, Plymouth Art Gallery are raising funds to buy Sir Joshua Reynolds' first self-portrait in oils (above), painted in c.1746. I'm not sure what the total asking price is, but bodies such as the Art Fund are helping out with a generous £63,000, and to help unlock funds from the HLF, the Friends of the museum have pledged to raise £10,000. They have already raised £6,500 so, need just £4,500 more by March. More details here.

I've done my bit. If you can, please do yours!

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