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Philip Reinagle RA, Cloudy Sky 1816

Cloudy Sky 1816, October 1816

Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)

RA Collection: Art

This drawing is one of a group of studies of cloudy skies by Philip Reinagle. Some of the sheets have been numbered by the artist and also feature his notes on the appearance of the clouds.

Having trained with Allan Ramsay, Reinagle began his career as a portraitist. He soon diversified into illustration, landscape and animal painting. The need to depict animals in their natural habitat combined with an interest in Dutch art may have been the motivation behind Reinagle's growing interest in landscape from about 1800 onwards. These studies of clouds were carried out around 1816 and were probably preparatory drawings for paintings such as 'A wood scene with cattle - midday effect' (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824).

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Object details

Title
Cloudy Sky 1816
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Date
October 1816
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Black chalk on thin cream wove paper
Dimensions

210 mm x 260 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/897
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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