Hamshere Gallery - Specialists in Canine & Sporting Antiques

 
 
 

A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873)

Click to see full size: A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. Trafalgar Square- A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. Trafalgar Square
     
Click for larger image: A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. Trafalgar Square - A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. Trafalgar Square
 
     
 

A pencil study of tiger’s paws and a tiger by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873)

An outline study of a tiger drawn beneath a more detailed study of tigers paws worked in pencil by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873). Edwin Landseer was drawing tigers and lions at the early age of nine. The reverse bears label for Watling Street Galleries. English, circa 1820. Provenance: - Watling Street Galleries, 116 Watling Street East, Towcester, Northamptonshire


Landseer famous designed the statues of four lions in Trafalgar Square, surrounding Nelson's Column, are commonly known as the ‘Landseer Lions’. It had not been intended that Landseer would sculpt the lions – the commission had gone first to the sculptor Thomas Milnes, now totally obscure, and he had made a set of four stone lions for the site. However, these were judged not impressive enough for the memorial to Nelson, and were in the end bought by Titus Salt, and sent to his village of Saltaire, where they remain today. So Edwin Landseer, the famous painter known above all for his dogs, and horses, was asked to design the lions in 1858. Landseer had in fact already made a series of paintings of lions, but was not a sculptor, but accepted the commission. He worked slowly, and four years on, was still sketching them; in the words of the Art Journal, he: ‘was now very accurately studying the habits of lions, and was to be seen in the Zoological Gardens making himself thoroughly acquainted with their attitudes’.

Images are available for public use and research with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com

SIMILAR REQUIRED


 
 

Medium Group: Paintings

Year: 1820

 
 

Breed: Other

Artist: Landseer RA, Sir Edwin

 
 

 

 

 
 

Price:

Dimensions: None

 
       
   
       
 




Home | Search Stock | Browse Stock | Dog Breeds| Artists | News | Books | Links | Exhibitions | About Us | Contact



Last Updated: 6:50 PM Tue 11 Sep 2018

Hamshere Gallery, PO Box 3.0123, London SW13 0JW, England
Tel: 020 8287 0123 Fax : 020 8287 0123
info@hamsheregallery.com