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9 Portraits in set: Caricatures of prominent people by Sir Edwin Landseer, circa 1830-40

Landseer's caricatures were made for private purposes, often for the amusement of guests at house parties. This set were originally owned by {Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville|mp4413}. He was one of Landseer's friends, having originally met him when he caught the artist red-handed poaching a stag. The caricatures capture the physical oddities of Landseer's subjects and form a witty record of some of the personalities of the period.

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4916

William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1832
NPG 4916

4915

John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4915

4922

Alfred, Count D'Orsay

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4922

4921

Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4921

4919

Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4919

4920

Samuel Rogers

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4920

4917

Sydney Smith

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
pen and wash, circa 1835
NPG 4917