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.

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 Shoeing

Charles G. Lewis after Edwin Landseer RA.


Imprint: London May 1st. 1848 F.G. Moon, Her Majesty's publisher. J.C. Grundy, Manchester & R.H. Grundy, Liverpool.
32 3/4 x 23 3/4" (83.2 x 60.3 cm) including letters. Delicately hand tinted copper mixed media engraving, printed by la Chine collé method. Matted to museum standard, with gilt wood fillet, glazed, heavy acanthus leaf wood frame. 46 10/16 x 33"
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After the original painting by Edwin Landseer R.A. Shoeing the Bay Mare 1844 Tate Gallery, London. which was commissioned by Landseer's friend Jacob Bell, owner of the Bay Mare. it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844 some years before its famous author received knighthood. The painting earned Landseer the Gold Medal at the 1855 Paris Exhibition and was bequeathed to the South Kensington Museum by Bell in 1859.

Inside a forge a leather aproned young blacksmith/ farrier concentrates on nailing a shoe onto an inquisitive bay mare horse named 'Old Betty', he is surrounded by detailed depictions of the tools of his trade, testimony to the care, which every subject, treated by Sir Edward Landseer was studied, nothing is forgotten necessary to a smith's business, and the one ornament on the wall of the forge, the wooden birdcage, decked with green, which contains a pet crow or blackbird, is suggestive of the rough man’s love for dumb creatures, and increases his resemblance to the hero of the ‘village smithy’ of the poem by Longfellow. The wrinkling of the mare’s leg under the pressure of the farrier’s shoulder, the quivering of the knees, the tension of the hooves of the fore feet, the swelling of the veins of the face, the extension of the nostrils; in contrast, mark how true to nature are the rough coat, the short neck and the erect ears of the beautifully rendered, listening donkey 'Poppy' (aptly supporting a poppy on her bridal), as she stands passively to the left by the door. She gently sniffs the scent of the hound in the foreground. How entirely ‘Laura’s’ attitude expresses a bloodhounds propensity to test everything by ‘sent’ whilst contentedly gnawing of a slice of hoof horn many of which litter the floor.

This sensitively rendered scene shows just how outstanding Edwin Landseer (1802 - 1872) was as an animal painter, indeed he was one of the most famous animal painters in British art history. A child prodigy, he was studying anatomy from an early age by age eleven he won the Society of Arts' silver medal for animal painting. He entered the Royal Academy schools at 14, by 1826 was elected an ARA. and RA in 1831. He was knighted in 1850. He was patronized by the Royal Family and many of his works are in the Royal Collection. He was also commissioned to sculpt the lions that surround Nelson's Column in Trafalgar square, London.

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.