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Philip Reinagle RA, One of Lord Middleton's huntsmen

One of Lord Middleton's huntsmen

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that the artist was in dispute with Middleton over financial arrangements and it is possible that the commission was withdrawn.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
One of Lord Middleton's huntsmen
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil on cream wove paper
Dimensions

179 mm x 203 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
02/1008
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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