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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Painter

This does not include caricatures or photographs, of which there are several in the NPG; a short list of portraits is included in J. B. Manson, Sir Edwin Landseer, RA (1902), p 206.

As a boy
Miniature called Landseer by G. Clint. Reproduced Connoisseur, VIII (1904), 254.

Painting by himself. Christie's, 8 May 1874 (lot 328), and 13 July 1891 (lot 686).
Sketched by G. Scharf in his 1891 sale catalogue (NPG library). A self-portrait drawing (with Lord Abercorn and W. Wells) was in a scrapbook owned by the Earl of Wemyss.

1813
Drawing by J. Hayter. Collection of the artist, 1874.
Landseer Exhibition, RA, 1874 (144). Date recorded by G. Scharf in his copy of the exhibition catalogue (NPG library). Engraved anonymously (example in British Museum).

c.1815
Painting or drawing by J. Hayter. Exhibited RA, 1815 (450).
Exhibited with the title, 'The cricketer: a portrait of Master E. Landseer'.

c.1816
'The Death of Rutland' by C. R. Leslie. Exhibited RA, 1816 (518).
Landseer was the model for the young Rutland.

1818
Drawing by himself (NPG 4267).

1823
Painting by J. Hayter (with Sir G. Hayter, C. Hayter and another unidentified artist). Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead. Christie's, 9 December 1871 (lot 13). Sketched by G. Scharf in his sale catalogue (NPG library). Exhibited RA, 1823 (23).

1825
Drawing by Sir G. Hayter. British Museum.
There is another undated drawing by Hayter in the British Museum.

1826
Drawing by Sir G. Hayter. Reproduced Anna Jameson: Letters and Friendships, edited Miss S. Erskine (1915), facing p 186.

1830
Drawing by E. Duppa. Collection of T. Landseer, 1874.
Engraved by T. Landseer (no example located). Listed by A. Graves, Catalogue of the Works of the late Sir Edwin Landseer, RA (1874), p 36.

1834
Drawing by C. Vogel. Küpferstichkabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

1843
Anonymous lithograph, after a drawing (full-length) by Count A. D'Orsay of 1843, was published J. Mitchell, 1843 (example in NPG). There is a lithograph (half-length), after the same type (example in NPG). This may have been the lithograph, after D'Orsay, listed in R. J. Lane's 'Account Books' (NPG archives), III, 9, under 1848 (Lane did most of the lithographs after D'Orsay). An undated drawing (half-length) is owned by the Department of the Environment. Another was sold at Sotheby's, 13 February 1950 (lot 216), bought Colnaghi.

1852
Paintings by Sir F. Grant (NPG 436, 834, and 1018).

c.1865
Painting by J. Ballantyne (NPG 835).

Painting by himself. Royal Collection; presented by the artist to Edward VII.
Exhibited RA, 1865 (152), under the title of 'The Connoisseurs'. Engraved by S. Cousins, published H. Graves & Co, 1867 (example in NPG), and by J. Scott, published Graves, 1881 (example in British Museum); a woodcut, after the painting, was published ILN, LXIII (1873), 349.

c.1867
Marble bust by Baron C. Marochetti. Royal Academy, London. Exhibited RA, 1867 (1040).

c.1870
Drawing by C. B. Birch, with Sir F. Grant (NPG 2521).

1874
Woodcut (in his studio) published ILN, XLV (1874), 264.

1882
Marble medallion by T. Woolner. Landseer Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral.

Undated
Painting by J. F. Lewis. Christie's, 26 July 1957 (lot 66), bought Leggatt.

Painting called Landseer by B. R. Haydon. Collection of C. Butting, 1876.
Sketched by Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXI, 84.

Water-colour by U. Goursat. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Drawing by himself, boxing with Count D'Orsay. British Museum.
Exhibited Landseer Exhibition, RA, 1961 (169).

Drawing by D. Maclise, and another by W. M. Thackeray. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Drawing by Sir F. Grant. Reproduced Mrs E. M. Ward, Memories of Ninety Years (no date), facing p 4.

Various prints after photographs (examples in British Museum and NPG).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.