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Philip Reinagle RA, Man on horseback in profile

Man on horseback in profile, c.1817

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that the artist was in dispute with Middleton over financial arrangements and it is possible that the commission was withdrawn.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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Object details

Title
Man on horseback in profile
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Date
c.1817
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions

185 mm x 217 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/1009
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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