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Philip Reinagle RA, View of Helm Crag, Lake District

View of Helm Crag, Lake District, 1802 or after

Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)

RA Collection: Art

Pencil and wash view of Helm Crag in the Lake District. Reinagle exhibited several paintings of this area including 'A View of Windermere Lake, taken from Low-wood Inn' in 1811 (exhibited at the Royal Academy) and 'A View of Coniston, evening' in 1809 (exhibited at the British Institution).

These drawings by Philip Reinagle all show views in the Lake District. Reinagle visited this area and exhibited several paintings of its impressive scenery. One painting, entitled 'View of Coniston' was shown at the British Institution in 1809 and another, 'View of the Old Man Mountain on Coniston Lake, Westmoreland, with a fine Group of Cattle in the Foreground: Evening', described as 'a splendid picture; one of his chef d'oeuvres' was part of a sale of Reinagle's work and collection held in April 1821 at Christie's in London.

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View of Helm Crag, Lake District
Philip Reinagle RA (1749 - 1833)
1802 or after
Object type
Pencil and grey washes on cream wove paper

187 mm x 240 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Gilbert Bakewell Stretton 1949
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