Mixed media engraving, double matted, glazed, natural oak-wood frame. Published, London Ca.1845
Image excluding letters 26 ¼ x 18" (66.7 x 25.7 cm.) Frame: 38 ½ x 29 ¼ "
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The gentle mouth and soulful eyes of the retriever are beautifully captured in this splendid engraving, as is the plumage of the dying woodcock. Landseer was justly famous for his sensitive portrayal of animals and it is not therefore surprising that this endearing image has continued to be popular and collectable since it was published.
Thomas Landseer ARA 1795 - 1880 was the elder brother of Sir Edwin Landseer and he engraved many mixed media engravings after the latter’s paintings he became famous as a Victorian portrayer of Animals and figures.
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA 1802 - 1873. Landseer was an English painter; familiar for his art works of animals, in particular dogs, horses as well as stags. A favourite artist of Queen Victoria it was Edwin who taught his Queen to etch. He was also well known for his sculptures. The most famous of Landseer's pieces are the renowned lion statues that surround Nelson's column located in Trafalgar Square, London.
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