Sir Edwin Henry Landseer

Studies of a Dog

1835

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer 1802–1873
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 240 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09514

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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