This gallery explores the concept of looking within Reynolds's portraiture and the different ways in which he adopts a glance or a gazein order to convey subtle sets of associations, meanings or narratives.

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Industry and Idleness (Plate 11)
Industry and Idleness (Plate 12)
March of the Guards
The Cock Pit
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Richard Purcell after Sir Joshua Reynolds,Catherine (Kitty) Fisher, c.1759
– Edward Fisher after Sir Joshua Reynolds, Lady Elizabeth Keppel, 1762.
Charles Turner after Joshua Reynolds, George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough and his family, 1815.
Benjamin Holl after Sir Joshua Reynolds, Three Ladies adorning a Term of Hymen, 1836.