Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas. SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 25 x 18 3/4 inches (63.5 x 47.6 cm). Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 737 x 616 mm. Tate Gallery, London, England.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 39 in. x 31 1/4 in. (991 mm x 794 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 2390 mm x 1460 mm (94.1 × 57.5 in). National Maritime Museum, London, England.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; w641 x h768 cm. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 750 x 620 mm. National Trust, Petworth House and Park, West Sussex, England.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; w635 x h762 cm. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.

by Joshua Reynolds (1723—92)

Oil on canvas; 50 x 39 7/8 in. (127 x 101.3 cm). The Frick Collection, New York, NY.

The disarrayed condition of the colonies in 1764 — economies and societies in flux with changes wrought by war, governments trying simultaneously to adjust to international peace and cope with the effects of Indian insurrections — helps explain how the colonists reacted to British efforts to reform imperial relations.… But the single most significant factor was the depression that by 1764 had fastened a clammy grip on trade in every colony, and which would not fully release it until the decade had ended.

Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 - 1766 (2000)