ARTIST Sir Edwin Landseer
FROM Landseer's Works
CONDITION Wood engraving. Image: 3 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches.
Matted size: 11 ¾ x 12 3/4 inches.
Edwin Landseer is one of the most famous animal painters in British art history. Studying anatomy and dissecting animals from an early age, he was a child prodigy: successfully etching at eight, winning the Society of Arts Silver Medal for animal painting at eleven and entering the Royal Academy Schools at fourteen. By 1831, at the age of twenty nine he was elected to the Royal Academy. He was knighted in 1850. Queen Victoria personally commissioned many works from him. His popularity amongst the Victorian public was assured with engravings in common with many of his works, selling so well that publishers of the day paid huge sums for the copyright on his paintings. His skill as a sculptor was rewarded with the commission for the massive lions surrounding Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, one of London's most celebrated landmarks.
Matted in tan museum mat.