Reinagle, George Philip (DNB00)
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Reinagle, George Philip
REINAGLE, GEORGE PHILIP (1802–1835), marine painter, youngest son of Ramsay Richard Reinagle [q. v.], was born in 1802. He was a pupil of his father, but he gained much facility in the treatment of marine subjects by copying the works of the Dutch painters Bakhuisen and Willem van de Velde. He exhibited first at the Royal Academy in 1822, when he sent a portrait of a gentleman; but in 1824 he contributed a ‘Ship in a Storm firing a Signal of Distress,’ and a ‘Calm,’ and in 1825 ‘A Dutch Fleet of the Seventeenth Century coming to Anchor in a Breeze,’ and other naval subjects in the following years. In 1827 he was present on board the Mosquito at the battle of Navarino, and on his return he drew on stone, and published in 1828, ‘Illustrations of the Battle of Navarin,’ which was followed by ‘Illustrations of the Occurrences at the Entrance of the Bay of Patras between the English Squadron and Turkish Fleets, 1827.’ He also painted incidents of these engagements, which were exhibited in 1829, 1830, and 1831. He was present with the English fleet on the coast of Portugal in 1833, and his picture of ‘Admiral Napier's Glorious Triumph over the Miguelite Squadron’ was one of his contributions to the Royal Academy in 1834. Four naval subjects in 1835 were his last exhibited works. He worked both in oil and in watercolours, and gave much promise as a painter of shipping and marine pieces. His works appeared also at the British Institution, and occasionally at the Society of British Artists.
Reinagle died at 11 Great Randolph Street, Camden Town, London, on 6 Dec. 1835, aged 33.[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists of the English School, 1878; Royal Academy Exhibition Catalogues, 1822–35; British Institution Exhibition Catalogues (Living Artists), 1825–35.]