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Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1851: the image was widely distributed in steel engravings
Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1851: the image was widely distributed in steel engravings

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, RA (b. March 7, 1802 in London - d. October 1, 1873) was an English painter, well known for his paintings of animals - particularly horses, dogs and stags. The best known of Landseer's works, however, are sculptures: the lions in Trafalgar Square, London. Download high resolution version (630x615, 24 KB)Sir Edwin Landseer, Monarch of the Glen, 1851 The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... Download high resolution version (630x615, 24 KB)Sir Edwin Landseer, Monarch of the Glen, 1851 The two-dimensional work of art depicted in this image is in the public domain in the United States and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 100 years. ... Monarch of the Glen is an oil-on-canvas painting from 1851 by the English painter Sir Edwin Landseer, which was commissioned as part of a series of three panels to hang in the Palace of Westminster. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... --69. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the anthem of the United Kingdom is God Save the Queen. See also Proposed English National Anthems. ... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... For other uses, see Lion (disambiguation). ... Trafalgar Square viewed from the northeast corner. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


At the age of just 13, in 1815, Landseer exhibited works at the Royal Academy. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy at the age of 24, and an Academician of the Royal Academy five years later in 1831. He was knighted in 1850, and although elected President of the Royal Academy in 1866 he declined the invitation. April 5-12: Mount Tambora explodes, changing climate. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...

Saved (1856) Landseer's paintings of dogs were highly popular among all classes of society.
Saved (1856)
Landseer's paintings of dogs were highly popular among all classes of society.

Landseer was a notable figure in 19th century British art, and his works can be found in Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kenwood House and the Wallace Collection in London. He also collaborated with fellow painter Frederick Richard Lee. Saved by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) I got this picture from http://www. ... Saved by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) I got this picture from http://www. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). ... Tate Britain is a part of the Tate Gallery in Britain, along with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. ... The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the worlds largest and finest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4. ... Kenwood House Kenwood House (also known as the Iveagh Bequest) is a former stately home in Hampstead Heath in London. ... The Wallace Collection is a national art museum located in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Frederick Richard Lee 1798-1879 Shattered Oak in Bedfordshire By F.R.Lee (1851) Frederick was born in Barnstaple, Devon, on 10 June 1798. ...


Landseer's popularity in Victorian Britain was considerable. He was regarded as one of the foremost animal painters of his time, and reproductions of his works were commonly found in middle-class homes. Yet his appeal crossed class boundaries, for Landseer was quite popular with the British aristocracy as well, including Queen Victoria, who commissioned several portraits of her family from Landseer. Landseer was particularly associated with Scotland and the Scottish Highlands, which provided the subjects (both human and animal) for many of his important paintings, including his early successes The Hunting of Chevy Chase (1825-1826) and An Illicit Whiskey Still in the Highlands (1826-1829), and his more mature achievements such as the majestic stag study Monarch of the Glen (1851) and Rent Day in the Wilderness (1855-1868). Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... This article is about the country. ... Lowland-Highland divide Highland Sign with welcome in English and Gaelic The Scottish Highlands (A Ghàidhealtachd in Gaelic) include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. ... Monarch of the Glen is an oil-on-canvas painting from 1851 by the English painter Sir Edwin Landseer, which was commissioned as part of a series of three panels to hang in the Palace of Westminster. ...


So popular and influential were Landseer's paintings of dogs in the service of humanity that the name Landseer came to be the official name for the variety of Newfoundland dog that, rather than being almost entirely black, features a mix of both black and white; it was this variety Landseer popularized in his paintings celebrating Newfoundlands as water rescue dogs, most notably Off to the Rescue (1827), A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society (1838), and Saved (1856), which combines Victorian constructions of childhood with the appealing idea of noble animals devoted to humankind — a devotion indicated, in Saved, by the fact the dog has rescued the child without any apparent human direction or intervention. The Landseer (Continental-European type) is a dog breed. ... A Landseer painting of a Landseer Newfoundland. ...



Edwin Henry Landseer was rumoured to be able to paint with both hands at the same time, for example, paint a horse's head with the right and its tail with the left, simultaneously.

One of four Lions around the base of Nelson's Column
One of four Lions around the base of Nelson's Column

The English architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was named after him - Lutyens' father was a friend of Landseer. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (658x950, 192 KB) Other versions Here * 14:08, 25 March 2006 [[:en:User:Steve nova|Steve nova]] 658×950 (197,406 bytes) <span class=comment>(Uploaded my own photo circa 1995)</span> File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (658x950, 192 KB) Other versions Here * 14:08, 25 March 2006 [[:en:User:Steve nova|Steve nova]] 658×950 (197,406 bytes) <span class=comment>(Uploaded my own photo circa 1995)</span> File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia... Lord Nelson at the top of the column that bears his name Nelsons Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square, London, England. ... Lutyens Early Life Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM (March 29, 1869 - January 1, 1944), a British architect, designed many English country houses and was instrumental in the layout and building of New Delhi. ...


Landseer's grave is in St Paul's Cathedral, London. This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


See also

Trial By Jury, or Laying Down The Law as it is commonly known, is an oil on canvas painting from 1840 by the English painter, Sir Edwin Landseer which satirises the legal profession. ...

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"Jacco Macacco versus Puss"by Edwin Henry LandseerIllustration, circa 1820
"Jacco Macacco versus Puss"
by Edwin Henry Landseer
Illustration, circa 1820

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Edwin Henry Landseer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (March 7, 1802 - October 1, 1873) was a British painter, well known for his paintings of animals - particularly horses, dogs and stags.
Landseer was a notable figure in 19th century British art, and his works can be found in Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Kenwood House and the Wallace Collection in London.
The name Landseer Newfoundland is used for the variety of Newfoundland dog that, rather than being almost entirely fl, features a mix of both fl and white spots — the variety Landseer popularized in his paintings of water dogs rescuing children from drowning.
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