Philip Reinagle R A (1749-1833) and Sawrey Gilpin (1733-1807)

 

 Philip REINAGLE, R.A. (British 1749 – 1833) and Sawrey GILPIN, R.A. (British 1733 – 1807) 

Portrait of Colonel Thornton, Marquess Dupont (1757 – 1823), of Thornville Royal, Yorkshire, roebuck shooting in the forest of Glenmore with the only twelve-barrelled volley rifle ever made, 1790 

oil on canvas 

208.5 x 150 cm. (82 x 59 in.) 

Provenance: 

Sir Walter Gilbey, Bart. (1831 – 1914). 

Thos. Agnew & Sons, acquired from the above on 11 June 1915 (label no. 3374, stock no. 4665). 

William Lockett Agnew, London, acquired from the above on 31 Dec. 1915. 

Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847 – 1929), Durdans, Epsom, by 1922. 

Arthur Ackermann & Sons, Inc., New York. 

Newhouse Galleries, Inc., New York, by 1937. 

Mr. and Mrs. Allan P. Kirby, New York; 

Her estate sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 20 Jan. 1983, lot 8. 

Richard Green, London. 

Warren and Cheryl Anderson, Sydney, Australia. 

Private Collection, U.K. 

Literature: 

T. Thornton, A Sporting Tour Through Various Parts Of France, In The Year 1802, London, 1806, pp. 68, 75-76. 

Sir W. Gilbey, Animal Painters of England, 1900, vol. II, p. 116. 

R. Nevill, Old Sporting Prints, 1908, p. 31. 

W.S. Sparrow, British Sporting Artists, London & New York, 1922 (illus. between pp. 224-25). 

H.L. Peterson, The Treasury of the Gun, New York, 1962, p. 192 (illus.) 

H. Blackmore, in Hunting Weapons, London, 1971, p. 277 (engraving illus. fig. 111). 

A.G. Credland, “Colonel Thornton’s coach gun and other weapons, with notes on the career of a great Yorkshire Sportsman”, in Arms & Armour, vol. 2, no. 2, 2005, p. 169. 

Engraved: 

M.W. Bate, 1810, published by H. Mutlow, Russell Court, London. 

Posted on January 25, 2017 and filed under Painting.