Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Studies of a Dog 1835

Artwork details

Studies of a Dog
Date 1835
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 240 x 380 mm
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
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Landseer, a painter, sculptor and engraver, initially sketched the two dogs with a dark, rich iron-gall ink applied with a pen. He then applied strong ink washes with a fully loaded brush to strengthen the image. In some areas, particularly in the dog on the left, he has deliberately allowed the ink wash to bleed into the fine line work.

August 2004

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