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Philip Reinagle RA, A plant

A plant

Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)

RA Collection: Art

Philip Reinagle was an accomplished botanical artist and provided illustrations for Dr Robert Thornton's publications, in particular The Temple of Flora, with a New illustration of the Sexual System of Carolus von Linnaeus (London 1807). Reinagle's drawings in the Royal Academy collection do not relate specifically to any of the published plates in this book. However, Thornton originally intended to have more illustrations to his text so it is possible that some of the drawings relate to illustrations which weren't published. Reinagle also employed his knowledge of plants and foliage in his landscape and sporting paintings.

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Object details

Title
A plant
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil on off-white laid paper
Dimensions

316 mm x 200 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/870
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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