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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sir Edwin Landseer (British artist, 1825-1826)

The British painter and sculptor Edwin Henry Landseer became famous for his paintings of animals, especially dogs. Born in London on March 7, 1802, he learned drawing from his father, an engraver and writer, and also studied at the Royal Academy. His paintings of animals were based on sound anatomical knowledge and, at first, were marked by healthy animation. But later Landseer paintings were marred by sentimentality, for he often attributed animals with human qualities. Paintings such as Rout of Comus (1843) and Shoeing show Landseer’s best style. He also sculpted the four bronze lions at the base of Nelson’s Column (1867) in Trafalgar Square, London. In 1831 he was elected to the Royal Academy, and in 1850 he was knighted, becoming Sir Edwin Landseer. He died Oct. 1, 1873, in London.
Dignity and Impudence
The Hunting of Chevy Chase
A Midsummer Night's Dream

The arab
Isaac van Amburgh and his Animals
Queen Victoria
The Forester's Family
The Stonebreaker and His Daughter
King Charles Spaniels
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Bal Costumй of 12 May 1842
Lady Godiva’s Prayer, ca. 1865
Portrait of Rachel Russell

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