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The Friend in Suspense, Landseer dog portrait. Engraved c1878.

The Friend in Suspense, Landseer dog portrait. Engraved c1878.

by Landseer, Edwin

Antique print from Edwin Landseer's drawing of "The Friend in Suspense:".

Original engraving (with later hand-colour), engraved and stippled on steel by Charles George Lewis (1808-1880), after a drawing by (Sir) Edwin Landseer published in London circa 1878 for “The Works of Edwin Landseer, R.A.” a collection of the most famous works of this most celebrated animal painter.

Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873) studied with his father at the Royal Academy. Edwin specialized in animals and developed great skill in showing their anatomy, combining this with charm in his composition of each subject. He achieved great professional and social success and was a favourite painter of Queen Victoria. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1831 and was knighted in 1850. As a sculptor he is best known for his bronze lions at the base of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.

This engraving is almost too tall for the page.. It is in fine condition, with full margins as published. Page size is 26.2 x 37cm (10.5 x 14.5 inches)

Stock Number: apLands.dSuspPrice: $120.00