Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

1 portrait on display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, circa 1824 - NPG 391 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
oil on panel, circa 1824
11 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (292 mm x 241 mm)
Given by Albert Grant, Baron Grant (né Abraham Gottheimer), 1874
Primary Collection
NPG 391


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An animal painter, whose later work is indebted to Scott's tales, the 22-year-old Landseer developed this sketch during his first visit to Abbotsford, Scott's baronial estate. 'He painted every dog in the house,' Scott reported, 'and ended up with the owner.'

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