Only Connect - Edwin Landseer <> Niccolò Paganini

How are these sitters connected?



Edwin Landseer, by Sir Francis Grant, circa 1852 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Edwin Landseer
by Sir Francis Grant
circa 1852
NPG 1018

Nicolo Paganini, by Richard James Lane, published 1831 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
Charles Landseer drew a series of vibrant drawings of Niccolò Paganini in action, during the violinist’s first visit to London in 1831.

Find out more about Landseer connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved


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