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Philip Reinagle RA, Men on horseback

Men on horseback, 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that the artist was in dispute with Middleton over financial arrangements and it is possible that the commission was withdrawn.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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Men on horseback
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
c. 1817
Object type
Pencil, pen and ink on wove paper

380 mm x 560 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
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