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Personal and family information
|Year of Marriage||-|
|Year of Birth||1729|
|Year of Death||1807|
|Father's Rank||Lower gentry|
|Mother||Theophilia Reynolds née Potter|
Domicile region and Migration
Place of Birth (Town)
1 Frances Reynolds was born at Plymton Erle, Devon.
1 Frances Reynolds moved to London around 1752 to keep house for her elder brother, Joshua Reynolds.
2 After her brother's death in 1792 Frances Reynolds became financially independent, acquiring a large house in London, at Queen Square, Westminster. Frances also died at her house at Queen Square.
Painter, poet and writer on art
Frances Reynolds published her poems in "A Melancholy Tale" in 1790, and a treatise in 1789, called "Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Taste and the Origin of our Ideas of Beauty", which included a dedication to Elizabeth Montagu. Frances Reynolds argued that the principle of beauty is actually moral sense. Frances Reynolds also painted a portrait of Elizabeth Montagu (amongst others).
|BC_178x_EMONTAGU_FR||178x||Montagu, Elizabeth (née Robinson)||Reynolds, Frances|