John George Landseer
- Extended catalogue entry
Regency Portraits Catalogue
John George Landseer
by Edwin Landseer
36 in. x 27 3/4 in. (914 mm x 705 mm)
This portraitback to top
A small pencil drawing in the British Museum is possibly a study for this, head and shoulders only, wearing spectacles and holding a paper instead of the book (Laurence Binyon, Catalogue of Drawings by British Artists … in the British Museum, III, 31); it is mounted with a portrait study of Emma his youngest daughter, later Mrs Mackenzie the donor of NPG 1843.
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length standing slightly to left, as a venerable old man holding a book; grey coat, green and yellow flowery waistcoat, white collar and grey cravat; long grey hair touched with yellow, grey eyes, ruddy complexion.
Provenanceback to top
Family possession and bequeathed to the National Gallery by his daughter Mrs Emma Mackenzie 1895; transferred (from the Tate Gallery) to the NPG in 1919.
Exhibitionsback to top
RA, 1848 (85) as 'Sketch of my father'; 'Old Masters', RA, 1874 (241) lent by the executors of Sir Edwin Landseer; 'Landseer and his World', Sheffield, 1972 (82).
Reproductionsback to top
Mezzotint by James Scott published Graves, 1 March 1884 as a plate in Works of Sir Edwin Landseer (library edn., vol.1); the mezzotint was exhibited RA 1885 (1720).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, 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.
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