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Edwin Landseer (1802-1873), Painter
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Sitter in 21 portraits
Artist associated with 54 portraits
Animal painter; a child prodigy, first exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1816; established his reputation with a series of animal subjects, often parodying human behaviour; also painted hunting scenes, especially of deer, historical works and portraits; Queen Victoria's favourite painter; earned vast sums from the sale of prints; probably the most popular painter of his age.
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