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Philip Reinagle RA, Study of clouds

Study of clouds, post 1810

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
Study of clouds
Artist/designer
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
Date
post 1810
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil, chalk, pen and ink wash on wove paper
Dimensions

560 mm x 380 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
19/176
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949

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