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