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Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

London 1802 - 1873
Price range
0 – 3,000,000 USD
Landseer was the most celebrated Victorian painter of animals.

He learned drawing from his father, John Landseer A.R.A, and studied at the Royal Academy where he exhibited in 1815 at the age of thirteen. His first royal commission came in 1836 when he painted Princess Victoria’s pet spaniel as a birthday present from her mother, the Duchess of Kent. He would become Queen Victoria’s favorite painter, eventually teaching her drawing and etching.

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Selected artworks

Top 3 auction prices

1,188,230 $
1,522,251 $
2,031,389 $
Notable Exhibitions

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sir Edwin Landseer, 25 October 1981 – 3 January 1982; travelled to London, Tate Gallery, 10 February – 12 April, 1982. Curated by Richard Ormond.

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Paintings and Drawings by Sir Edwin Landseer R.A., 1802-1873, 10 March – 14 May 1961.


Books on Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Diana Donald, Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750-1850, New Haven and London, 2007.

Richard Ormond, ed., The Monarch of the Glen: Landseer in the Highlands, exh. cat., Edinburgh, 2005.

Fredric George Stephens, Memoirs of Sir Edwin Landseer: A Sketch of the Life of the Artist, London, 1874.

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