Peasants & Animals at a Pool

Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740 - 1812)

Black and white chalk and wash, on blue paper

  • About the artist
    Philip James de Loutherbourg, was born in Germany, the son of a miniaturist and engraver. The family moved to Paris in 1755 where he studied with Carle Van Loo and Jean-Georges Wille, before entering the studio of François Joseph Casanova. He left Paris in 1768 to travel through France, Switzerland and the Rhineland. In 1771 he arrived in London, where David Garrick gave him control of the scenery at Drury Lane Theatre. He remained at the theatre when Sheridan took over. In 1781, he became a member of the Royal Academy. He travelled throughout the UK on sketching tours and began painting naval victories in the 1790s. In 1807 he was made Historical Painter to the Duke of Gloucester. He died in Hammersmith, aged 71.
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  • Details
    Title
    Peasants & Animals at a Pool
    Date
    Medium
    Black and white chalk and wash, on blue paper
    Dimensions
    height: 42.00 cm, width: 57.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Sir Bruce Ingram, 1963
    Inscription
    bl: Loutherbourg pinx
    Provenance
    Collection of journalist and newspaper editor Sir Bruce Stirling Ingram (1877-1963) and on loan to the Ministry of Works from 1952; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in 1963
    GAC number
    1620