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A Trout Stream
Philip Reinagle

The inscription by the artist's daughter on the reverse of this sketch identifying the site as a trout stream, suggests that she thought the work was painted after Reinagle's return to Britain from the Continent early in the 19th century. Reinagle's depiction of a swift-moving shallow stream, with water breaking over rocks, is in keeping with the advice of the artist Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes. Valenciennes recommended the practice of painting such streams, suggesting that it sharpened the artist's eye to the visual effects of movement.

Key facts
Artist Philip Reinagle
Artist dates 1749 - 1833
Full title A Trout Stream
Date made about 1810
Medium and support Oil on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 23 × 28.6 cm
Inscription summary Inscribed
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L862
Location in Gallery Room 46
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