Partridges in a Moorland Landscape

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Luxembourg
    City: Luxembourg
    Place: British Embassy

    Eight female partridges are gathered together in this work by Philip Reinagle. The artist produced several paintings of partridges within landscape settings, at least three of which passed through Christie’s and Sotheby’s during the early 1980s. They include 'Partridges and Chicks under a Tree', a work which was engraved by Frederick Christian Lewis and published in 1806.

  • About the artist
    Philip Reinagle was born in Edinburgh, the son of a Hungarian musician. He began his career as a portrait painter, eventually specialising in animal, sporting and landscape paintings. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in 1769 and later worked as an assistant to Scottish portraitist Allan Ramsay, in whose studio he worked on numerous versions of portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Reinagle exhibited his paintings in London at the Royal Academy and the British Institution during the late 18th to mid 19th centuries. His depictions of animals and landscapes were influenced by the Dutch painting. Two of his eleven children, Fanny and Charlotte, later went on to become painters of portraits, miniatures and landscapes.
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  • Details
    Title
    Partridges in a Moorland Landscape
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 71.00 cm, width: 89.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Spink & Son, December 1958
    Inscription
    none visible
    Provenance
    With Spink; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1958
    GAC number
    4823