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date: 25 January 2020

Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir)locked

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 7 March 1802, in London; died 1 October 1873, in St John's Wood (London).

Painter, sculptor, engraver (etching). Portraits, animals, dogs.

Edwin Henry Landseer was the youngest of John Landseer's sons. He was a child prodigy and would go off on his own to draw animals. The Victoria and Albert Museum has drawings done by him when he was only five. He began his training at the Royal Academy in 1816. In 1824, he visited Scotland for the first time and met Walter Scott, a meeting which inspired his painting entitled ...

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