Original works of art
| Philip Reinagle
|(Scottish, 1749 -1833 )
Of Hungarian parentage, Philip Reinagle was one of the best of the sporting
artists who depicted dogs in late eighteenth century Britain. In Scotland he
was a pupil of the celebrated Court painter, Allan Ramsay and in 1769 he travelled
to England where he enrolled at the Royal Academy Schools. Early in his career
he painted portraits, but soon came to specialise in depicting birds, dogs and
horses, often presented in an extensive landscape.
Reinagle is perhaps best known in the world of dog painting for the series of
twenty-four paintings executed by him which were engraved by J. Scott for The
Sportsman's Cabinet completed between 1803 and 1804. His interest in landscape
is evident in these portrayals, a genre that he subsequently concentrated on
to the exclusion of animal paintings.
Reinagle exhibited extensively at the Royal Academy, showing some 114 works.