“Anxious Moments”, oil of a terrier by a cowering rabbit by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873)
“Anxious Moments”, an oil of a seated terrier besides a cowering rabbit by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer R.A. (1802-1873). Thomas Hyde Hills, of 45, Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square published on the 10th November 1884, a mixed method engraving on chine collé by John Cother Webb (English 1855-1927) of Landseer’s oil. It would appear that this engraving was not made publically available, as annotated in pencil on the recto 'Private Plate / from a Picture painted / by Sir Edwin Landseer / this proof presented to Mrs Woodin[?] / by Thos Mackenzie'. This engraving is in the collection of the British Museum. Titled on the frame “Anxious Moments”. The reverse bears the Christies stamp, ‘XMS 93’. English, circa 1865.
Vicker Brothers, seller at Christies 29.2.1924
lot 125 sold at Christies 29.2.1924,
Sampson, buyer at Christies 29.2.1924, 13 guineas
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