Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

1802–1873

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Biography

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer RA (7 March 1802 – 1 October 1873) was an English painter and sculptor, well known for his paintings of animals – particularly horses, dogs, and stags. However, his best known works are the lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.

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Fairy painting

Fairy painting is particularly associated with the Victorian period, art that depicts fairies and other subjects from the supernatural

Tate Papers

Tate Papers no.13: Spring 2010

Tate Papers no.13, Spring 2010 edition, featuring papers on The Sublime Object
Tate Papers

The Arctic Fantasies of Edwin Landseer and Briton Riviere: Polar Bears, Wilderness and Notions of the Sublime

Diana Donald

Nineteenth-century images of the Arctic suggest that the sublime lost its religious and moral dimensions. While Frederic Church’s painting ...

Tate Papers

Paintings on Canvas: Lining and Alternatives

Stephen Hackney

This paper catalogues major changes in attitude during the last thirty years to conservation practice for the treatment of degraded ...

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