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Edwin Landseer

(1802-1873), Painter

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Sitter in 22 portraits
Artist associated with 56 portraits
Landseer was one of the nineteenth century's most renowned painters and was reputed to have been Queen Victoria's favourite. He first exhibited his work at the Royal Academy in 1816 when only fourteen years old and went onto establish his reputation with a series of animal subjects, particularly horses, dogs and stags who were often shown parodying human behaviours. In 1858, the government commissioned Landseer to make four bronze lions for the base of Nelson's Column in nearby Trafalgar Square. Following a series of long delays and Landseer's ill-health, the sculptures were eventually installed almost ten years later in 1867.  

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Nanini, by Edwin Landseer - NPG 3097(10)


by Edwin Landseer
pen and ink, circa 1825-1835
NPG 3097(10)

Joseph Boruwlaski, by Edwin Landseer - NPG 3097(8)

Joseph Boruwlaski

by Edwin Landseer
pen and ink and wash, 1830-1835
NPG 3097(8)

Charles Mathews, by Edwin Landseer - NPG 3097(4)

Charles Mathews

by Edwin Landseer
sepia wash and red chalk, circa 1830
NPG 3097(4)

John Nash, by Edwin Landseer - NPG 3097(7)

John Nash

by Edwin Landseer
pen and ink, circa 1830
NPG 3097(7)

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