Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

The Monarch of the Glen

An extract of our prints currently available:

The Monarch of the Glen after Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Monarch of the Glen  Sir E.H. Landseer

The Monarch of the Glen
Thomas Landseer after Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Hand tinted late impression engraving. Image 26 x 23 1/2" inc letters Triple mated, glazed Birds-eye maple frame 44 1/2 x 43"

One of the most popular images symbolizing the Scottish Highlands and the sporting life of Scotland Depicting a ‘Royal’ red deer stag (12 tines/ points to his antlers.-’Monarch’ stags have 16 points) standing proudly against the violet mist swirled crags and heath of the Highlands.
(the location held to be Glen Affric part of the lands of the Clan Chisholm and the Clan Fraser of Lovat ).

This is best known work of the artist Sir Edwin Landseer,1802-1873 who was a noted Victorian painter of animals and favourite ofthe Queen. His painting was completed in 1851 as part of a triptych for the British House of Lords. Defaulting on payment the painting remained in private collections until 1916 when it was purchased by Pears Soap Co. and used extensively in their advertising and later by the distillers John Dewar & sons & Glenfiddich as trademarks. In 2016 the painting was offered to the National Gallery of Scotland who raised £4 million to acquire it.

Variations of the iconic painting have been used as logos by many companies. The painting was engraved by Thomas Landseer, Edwin’s brother and printed by the Thomas Ross Co. Our hand tinted late impression image is pulled from the original copper plate. It is handsomely framed for when it hung in Toronto’s Royal York Hotel.