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Startled Horse with Snake, engraved after Edwin Landseer. 1878

Startled Horse with Snake, engraved after Edwin Landseer. 1878

by Landseer, Edwin

Antique print ofr Landseer's Horse with Snake - drawn by young Landseer in 1819, showing his natural talent as an animal artist. Landseer shows horses in a distant field, but the grazing horse in the foreground has been startled by a snake. The horse has a raised foreleg, eyes fixed on the snake, and his mane has fallen forward as he pulled his head down and back.

Fine original steel engraving by C. Lewis, published in London circa 1878 for The Works of Edwin Landseer R.A., a collection of famous works of this celebrated animal painter. Edwin Landseer developed great skill in showing animal anatomy and movement. An English painter and sculptor, Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873) studied at the Royal Academy with his father, engraver and writer, John Landseer. Sir Edwin Landseer 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.

Page is full size as published, 262 x 370mm (10.5 x 14.5 inches). The image measures 155 x 275mm (6 x 10 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apLandsHPrice: $85.00