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Sir Joshua Reynolds, Captain George K. H. Coussmaker, 1782
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
Reynolds gave close attention to his portrait of George Kein Hayward Coussmaker, a lieutenant and captain in the first regiment of Foot Guards. No fewer than twenty-one appointments—and at least two more for the sitter’s horse—are recorded between February 9 and April 16, 1782. The composition is complex and the whole vigorously painted.