Friday, 27 May 2016

Edwin Landseer – part 2


1825 Edwin Henry Landseer
Pen and brown ink 15.8 x 11 cm
British Museum, London

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802 – 1873) was an English artist best known for his animal paintings and sculptures. Landseer’s popularity in Victorian Britain was considerable, and his reputation as an animal painter was unrivalled. He is particularly associated with Scotland, which he first visited in 1824, and you will see that many of his works are of Scottish subjects. In 1858 the government commissioned Landseer to make four (now famous) bronze lions for the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. Edwin Landseer died in October 1873, and his death was widely marked in England. He was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

For fuller notes on Landseer, and for earlier works, see part 1 also. This part 2 of a 6 – part series on the works of Edwin Landseer:



1824 The Angler's Guard
Oil on panel 12.7 x 14.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


1824-26c Copy after Rubens's "Wolf and Fox Hunt"
Oil on Wood 40.6 x 60.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
(see original by Rubens below)


1616c Peter Paul Rubens 'Wolf and Fox Hunt"
Oil on canvas 245.4 x 376.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City


1824c The Cat's Paw
Oil on panel 75.6 x 69.8 cm
Private Collection


1826 On the Tilt, Perthshire
Oil on canvas 25.8 x 35.5 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1827 (exhibited) A Scene at Abbotsford
Oil on wood 45.1 x 61 cm
Tate, London

1827 A Moonlight Landscape
Oil on panel 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Private Collection


1827 The Deerstalker's Return
Oil on canvas

1827c Study for "The Deerstalker's Return"
Oil on canvas 27.2 x 35.6 cm


1828 Portrait of a Terrier: The Property of Owen Williams, Esq.
Oil on canvas 102 x 127 cm
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

1828c Sketch for "Deer-Stalking in the Highlands"
Oil on canvas 43 x 53.5 cm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

1829 A Fireside Party
Oil on panel 25.4 x 35.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1829 Attachment
Oil on canvas 101.3 x 83.5 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri

1829 High Life
Oil on mahogany panel 45.7 x 34.9 cm
Tate, London
1829 Low Life
Oil on mahogany panel 45.7 x 35.2 cm
Tate, London

Low Life
Engraving by H. Beckwith after Edwin Landseer


1829 The First Leap, Lord Alexander Russell on His Pony 'Emerald'
Oil on paper 41 x 46 cm
Guildhall Art Gallery, London

1829c (exhibited 1830) Highland Music
Oil on mahogany panel 47 x 59.1 cm
Tate, London

1829c The Illicit Highland Whisky Still
Oil on panel 80 x 101.5 cm
Wellington Collection at Apsley House, London

before 1830 The Bride of Lammermoor
Oil on panel 32.4 x 24.8 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1830 The Stone-breaker and His Daughter
Oil on panel 45.7 x 58.4 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1830-35c Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire
Oil on canvas 25.3 x 35.5 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1830-39c Head Study of a Girl
Oil on board 23 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1830-40c The Letter
Black chalk with white and red chalk touches on paper 29 x 22.9 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1830c 'The Pot of Gartness', Drymen, Stirlingshire
Oil on panel 25.1 x 35.5 cm
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1830c A Highland Landscape
Oil on board 203 x 254 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1830c A Lake Scene
Oil on canvas 20.5 x 25.5 cm
Sudley House, Liverpool Museums, UK

1830c Donald McIntyre
Oil on panel 60.6 x 46 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1830c Head of a Roebuck and Two Ptarmigan
Oil on panel 22.5 x 30.4 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1830c The Faithful Hound
Oil on canvas 66 x 88.9 cm
Royal Academy of Arts, London

1830s The Falconer [possibly a portrait of William Russell]
Oil on canvas 138.4 x 110.5 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1832 Hawking in the Olden Time
Oil on canvas 153 x 184 cm
Kenwood House, London

1832 Lady Blessington's Dog: The Barrier
Oil on panel 29.2 x 38.1 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


before 1832 Lassie Herding Sheep
Oil on canvas mounted on panel 44.5 x 60 cm


n.d. Lassie Herding Sheep
Mezzotint by John Burnet
Harvard Art Museums-Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray
from the collection of Francis Calley Gray


1832-33c Deer and Deer Hounds in a Mountain Torrent
Oil on canvas mounted on wood 40.5 x 60.8 cm
Tate, London

n.d. Death of a Stag
Engraving by John Cousen after Edwin Landseer
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall
from the collection of John Witt Randall


1832-33c Study of a Dead Heron
Oil on panel 53.3 x 38.7 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1832c A Study of Rocks and a Rivulet
Oil on canvas 20.2 x 25.2 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1832c William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire
Pen and wash 22.6 x 18.8 cm
National Portrait Gallery London


1833 Head of a Goat
Oil on canvas 38 x 46.5 cm
Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambs., UK

1833 Sir Augustus Wall Callcott
Oil on millboard 35.6 x 25.1 cm
National Portrait Gallery London

1833-36c Scene in Chillingham Perk: Portrait of Lord Ossulston
Oil on canvas 223.5 x 223 cm
Private Collection

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