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Richard Ansdell (1815-1885), Animal painter
Sitter in 12 portraits
Artist associated with 16 portraits
Born in Liverpool, Ansdell specialised in sporting and animal subjects and, in the 1840s, followed the vogue for Highland paintings in the manner of Landseer. He travelled to Spain in 1856 and 1857, after which many Spanish genre and landscape subjects appeared in his work.