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Philip Reinagle RA, A mountainous landscape

A mountainous landscape

Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)

RA Collection: Art

Philip Reinagle trained with Allan Ramsay and began his career as a portraitist. He soon moved away from this genre, however, and by 1800 he was known as a landscape and animal painter. The exhibition catalogues of the Royal Academy and the British Institution at this time reveal that he continued to paint landscapes, many featuring cattle or sporting scenes, throughout his life and was still exhibiting in 1827. He painted not only English, Scottish and Welsh landscapes but also Italian and Portuguese scenes. The landscape drawings by Reinagle in the Royal Academy collection are mostly British, featuring views of the Lake District, Snowdonia, Surrey and Yorkshire. Reinagle and his son, Ramsay Richard Reinagle, were adept copyists and in addition to painting their own scenes for exhibition they also painted landscapes in the style of the Dutch masters. Both artists generated extra income by producing copies and carrying out restoration work.

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Object details

Title
A mountainous landscape
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Object type
Drawing
Dimensions

230 mm x 289 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/927
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949

recto

Title
Mountainous landscape
Medium
Black chalk on cream laid paper

verso

Title
Landscape with a wood in the foreground and hills in the distance
Medium
Watercolour paint on cream laid paper
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