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' The Painter-
Sir Joshua Reynolds '
Geoffrey Grigson
This is the first of a biographical series to be given by different speakers on some of the famous men who came from the West Country.
Reynolds must be one of the worthiest of Western Worthies, in the world of art, anyway. He was a Devon man, born at Plympton, in 1723. and many of his early portraits were painted when he was living with his sisters in Plymouth. During this period he painted a self-portrait that can be seen in the National Portrait Gallery in London, a striking study showing the artist shading his eyes with one hand and holding a palette and mahlstick in the other.
When he died in 1792 England lost her greatest portrait painter. The keynote of his life was his art, but with it all he remained a kindly and sincere man, always ready to help those in need, always unwilling to criticise the conduct of others. He was, in fact, a fine example of a Western Worthy.


Unknown: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson


from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Father, hear the prayer we offer (S.P. 487)
Confession and Thanksgiving Psalm xxiii
Lesson, Matthew ii, 1-12 Jubilate Prayers
Hymn, As with gladness men of old
(S.P. 83 ; A. and M. 79)
Address by the Rev. A. 0. STANDEN,
Vicar of Maidstone .
Hymn, 0 worship the King (S.P.
618; A. and M. 167)
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff


Organist: S. Drummond Wolff


including Weather Forecast


The Southampton .Singers
Conductor, Arnold Williams
D. Cecil Williams (organ) from the Guildhall, Southampton


Conductor: Arnold Williams
Conductor: D. Cecil Williams

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