Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Edwin Landseer – part 4

1852c Edwin Landseer by Sir Francis Grant
Oil on board 30.2 x 25.4 cm
National Portrait Gallery 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 see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 3 also. This part 4 of a 6 – part series on the works of Edwin Landseer:



1839c Highland Dogs
Oil on metal 43.2 x 54.3 cm
Tate, London

1839c Tethered Rams
Oil on panel 45.7 x 58.4 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1840 A Farmer Feeding his Pony in Geneva
Pen and brown ink and watercolour with graphite on tan wove paper
16.7 x 25.1 cm Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1840 Horses Taken in to Bait
Oil on canvas 70 x 89.5 cm
Lake District National Trust, UK

1840 Laying Down the Law
Oil on canvas 120.7 x 130.8 cm
Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK

1840-41c Miss Ellen Power
Pastel on paper 64 x 48.8 cm
The Wallace Collection, London


1840-43 The bronze lions in Trafalgar Square, London

1840-43 Windsor Castle in Modern Times, 1840-43
Oil on canvas 113.3 x 144.5 cm
Royal Collection, UK



1840-44 A Saluki Dog
Oil on canvas 73.7 x 57.8 cm
Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley, UK

1840-45c Portrait of a Young Girl
Black and white chalk and pastel on buff paper
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1840-50c A Bellowing Stag
Pen and brown ink over graphite on wove paper 19 x 24.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1840c Lion Defending its Prey
Oil on paper mounted on canvas 25.1 x 32.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1840c Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt
Oil on canvas 24.4 x 9.2 cm
National Portrait Gallery London

1841 Eos (Prince Albert's favourite bitch)
Oil on canvas 111.8 x 142.9 cm
Royal Collection Trust, UK

1842 A Pair of Brazilian Monkeys, The Property of Her Majesty
Oil on canvas 35.9 x 45.1 cm
Royal Collection Trust, UK

1842 Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumé of
12 May 1842
Oil on canvas 143 x 112 cm
Royal Collection, UK

1842c The Sanctuary
Oil on canvas 61 x 152.5 cm
Royal Collection Trust, London

1842c There's No Place Like Home
Oil on canvas 63.2 x 75.6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1842c Ziga, a Badger Dog Belonging to the Hereditary Prince
of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Oil on canvas 94 x 112cm

1843 Bony and Var
(details not found)


1843 The Defeat of Comus
Oil on canvas 88.9 x 168.9 cm
Tate, London

1843 The Duchess of Bedford's Gamekeeper, J. Michie
Oil on board 25.8 x 23.1 cm
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama


1844 (exhibited) Shoeing
Oil on canvas 142.2 x 11.8 cm
Tate, London

1844c Coming Events Cast Their Shadow before Them
(aka The Challenge)
Oil on canvas 96.5 x 211 cm
Private Collection

1844c The Otter Speared, the Earl of Aberdeen's Otterhounds
Oil on canvas 200 x 153.7 cm
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

1845 King Charles Spaniels (‘The Cavalier’s Pets’)
Oil on canvas 69.8 x 90.2 cm
Tate, London

1845 Study of a Ruff
Oil on canvas 33.1 x 24 cm
Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK

1845 War
Oil on canvas 31 x 41 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1845-65c Mare and Foal
Oil on canvas 111.7 x 143 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1845c Decoyman's Dog and Duck
Oil on canvas 45.1 x 80.7 cm
Private Collection

1846-47 Portrait of Mr. Van Amburgh, As He Appeared with His Animals at the London Theatres
Oil on canvas 175.9 x 238.8 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1847 Queen Victoria at Loch Laggan
Oil on panel, 33.9 x 49.9 cm
Royal Collection Trust, UK

1848 (exhibited) Alexander and Diogenes
Oil on canvas 112.4 x 142.9 cm
Tate, London

1848 A Dog with a Slipper
Oil on panel 43.8 x 63.8 cm
Sudley House, Liverpool Museums, UK

1848 A Random Shot
Oil on canvas 121 x 182 cm
Bury Art Museum, Greater Manchester, UK

1848-51 Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Titania and Bottom
Oil on canvas 82 x 133 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1848c John George Landseer (the artist's father)
Oil on canvas 91.4 x 70.5 cm
National Portrait Gallery London

1849 The Desert
Oil on canvas 177.4 x 270 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, UK

1849-51c Sunset in Scotland
Oil on canvas 23 x 33 cm
Mottisfont Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, UK

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