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Richard Westall RA, Two reclining figures, possibly Diana and Endymion

Two reclining figures, possibly Diana and Endymion, by 1839

Richard Westall RA (1765 - 1836)

RA Collection: Art

This work comes from one of sixteen volumes of Royal Academy Annual Exhibition catalogues that were collected and extra-illustrated by the lawyer and antiquarian Edward Basil Jupp F.S.A. (1812 - 1877). The catalogues span the period from the first annual exhibition in 1769 up to 1875. Jupp added drawings, prints, letters and autographs by, or referring to, Academicians and other exhibitors at the Academy's annual exhibition.

E.B. Jupp was a solicitor who married Eliza Kay, daughter of the architect William Porden Kay. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a clerk of the Carpenters' Company, of which he published a history. Jupp amassed a large collection of paintings by British and Dutch artists, drawings, prints, books and porcelain most of which was sold after his death, at Christie's in February 1878.

Many of the drawings in Jupp's Royal Academy extra-illustrated volumes were bought from art sales during the 1860s. He was also acquainted with a number of contemporary artists and several drawings in the later volumes (along with many of the letters and autographs) were sent from the artists themselves.

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Object details

Title
Two reclining figures, possibly Diana and Endymion
Artist/designer
Richard Westall RA (1765 - 1836)
Date
by 1839
Object type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil and pen and ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions

212 mm x 167 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/2562
Acquisition
Given by Leverhulme Trust 1936
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