Antique Prints

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.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Retriever & Woodcock
Safe [Retriever& Terrier]
The Monarch of the Glen

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Landseert Retieverand woodcock

Sir Edwin Landseer RA.
Engraved by Thomas Landseer ARA.

Retriever and Woodcock

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 "

Ref. NY29/ANN/v.anda > LOL    SOLD  PRICE CODE  C

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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Landseer Safe

after Sir Edwin Landseer RA.
engraved by Charles George Lewis

From a drawing in the collection of John Fowler esq.
Hand Coloured, Steel Engraving. Matted, glazed,
natural wood stained frame
7 ¾ x 9 ¾"    (19.7 x24.7 cm.)   Frame 14 ½ x 16 ½"
Ref. NM7/LN /o.andr> DRL 


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Depicts a rather wide-eyed cat (some claim it is a fox) hiding, indeed cowering, in the fork of a tree having temporarily escaped its tormentors, watched by a retriever and terrier who gaze fixedly at their quarry.    The original sketch by Landseer was made at Oaklands in 1838, this softly hand tinted steel engraving was published ca. 1870, it was also published in The Art Journal 1886.

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873) was born in London 7th March 1802. He was the youngest son of John Landseer ARA. A boy prodigy - nine of his drawings executed when he was only 5 years old are in the South Kensington Museum. Edwin became the most celebrated of Victorian England's animal painters. He is perhaps best known for the lions in Trafalgar Square, London. His later years were clouded by periods of depression after he was struck by an omnibus - he died in London in 1873. He was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral.
Collections of his work can be found in the British Library, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Charles George Lewis (1808-1880) was a prominent etcher and mezzotint engraver of sporting, animal, genre, and historical subjects after his contemporaries. He was born in Enfield, Middlesex.  He was the son and pupil of F.C. Lewis and brother of J.F. Lewis, both eminent engravers themselves. Charles George died in Sussex.

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