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Philip Reinagle RA, Drawing of a man on a horse

Drawing of a man on a horse, c. 1815

Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)

RA Collection: Art

These drawings are preparatory studies for a painting of Lord Middleton's hunt on which Reinagle was working c.1817-8. Henry Willoughby, 6th Baron Middleton, was a well-known hunting enthusiast and Reinagle probably became acquainted with him through his friend and patron, Colonel Thomas Thornton, a keen huntsman, dog breeder and art collector. However, copies of letters from Reinagle to his wife written in 1818, (Royal Academy Archive), reveal that the artist was in dispute with Middleton over financial arrangements and it is possible that the commission was withdrawn. It is not known whether Reinagle ever painted the hunt.

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Drawing of a man on a horse
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
c. 1815
Object type
Pencil, pen and ink on wove paper

184 mm x 237 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949

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