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Painting the Sky by deepgrounduk Painting the Sky by deepgrounduk
A statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds. By Alfred Drury, R.A., 1856-1944. 1931. Bronze.

The statue stands in the "Annenberg Courtyard" of Burlington House, off Piccadilly, London. The building is commonly known as the Royal Academy (of Arts). The wings of the building are occupied by a number of learned societies, known collectively as the "Courtyard Societies". The Royal Academy occupy the main wing of Burlington House. The work by Alfred Drury, himself a member of the RA, was erected by the RA and the Leighton Fund in 1931. It was Grade II listed in February 1970. The statue honours the artist who was a founding member of the Royal Academy, and its first president. Alfred Drury's model for it won the commission in a competition held in 1917; but it took Drury many years to complete the work.

Reynolds is shown in a rather balletic pose, standing poised in front of an unseen canvas, paintbrush raised, palette and more brushes in his left hand. Prominently placed, the bronze on its stone pedestal makes an arresting and appropriate greeting to the gallery's many visitors — including those who come for the famous Summer Exhibitions, held under the RA's auspices for more than two centuries now.

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Vera52 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Oh, dear Tony, it’s so beautiful! 
I love it very much! Have a good day!🙃🌼
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thanks so much Vera :hug:, hope all is well with you and have a wonderful day to :blowkiss:
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Vera52 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Thanks, l hope, too! My best wishes to you, Tony!:)
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Yolte Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Great shot:love: - I love the way you have emphasized the textures:hug:
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Thank you Yolte, much appreciated as always, it was a perfect sky and sunlight, and the black of the statue seemed to reflect all the surrounding colours perfectly :D:hug::heart::blowkiss:
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great capture! 
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Many thanks Anna :D:hug:, have a great day :heart::blowkiss:
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AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

You are very welcome! Have a great day too, dear Tony)))

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anasofiajc Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Thank you anasofiajc, always appreciated from you :D:hug:
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anasofiajc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome D😃
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
The angle and the reflections make this photo a great one :clap: 
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
:wave: Thank you Laetitia :hug::blowkiss:
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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018
moomin-hug 
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novectors Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
always look forward to seeing your work here...
lifelong fan of all things creative, especially from Britain (yes, it's The Beatles' fault)...

good essay on this one, as with many of your pieces; educational, inclusive...
a good bit for anyone (like me) who will likely never see it in person.

I also get a kick out of the fact that the Exhibitions have been going on longer than my entire country has...
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Thank you so much, i always try to add a bit of info whenever I can, have a great weekend :D
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akphotographystudio Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
Beautiful!!! :P greetings from austria :D
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
thank you so much and hello from London :wave::D
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Cranash64 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic shot! (and great title too)Heart 
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deepgrounduk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
thank you as always :love:
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