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ID: 500004856
 
Record Type: Person
Landseer, Edwin (English painter, 1802-1873)

Note: British painter, draughtsman, sculptor, and etcher, best known for his paintings of animals. Landseer gave his animals anthropomorphic qualities, and usually presented within a naturalistic or dramatic narrative context that revealed their personalities. The noble steed, the faithful hunting dog or the mischievous monkey, were typical actors in his paintings. Landseer's work was enormously popular with the public and commanded high prices among collectors, namely Queen Victoria, who commissioned from him a large numbers of paintings, mostly genre scenes and portraits of the royal family and their pets. However, Landseer's career has a meteoric rise and fall, and he succumbed to mental illness and alcoholism in 1873. British artist.

Names:
Landseer, Edwin (preferred,V,index)
Edwin Landseer (V,display)
Landseer, Edwin Henry (V,LC)
Edwin Henry Landseer (V)
Landseer, Sir Edwin (V)
Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
draftsman
sculptor
etcher
animal artist (animal subject)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Landseer, John  
..............  (English engraver, writer, and antiquarian, born 1763 or 1769, died 1852) [500059098]
member of ....  Landseer family  
................  (English family of painters, active 19th century) [500126043]
nephew of ....  Landseer, Henry  
................  (British landscapist and portraitist, active 1820-1826) [500022153]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Anna Maria  
..................  (British painter, 1805-1871) [500126042]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Charles  
..................  (English painter, 1799-1879) [500020379]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Emma  
..................  (British painter, 1809-1895) [500126040]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Jane  
..................  (British painter, born 1795) [500126041]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Jessica  
..................  (English painter and engraver, 1807-1880) [500020116]
sibling of ....  Landseer, Thomas  
..................  (English printmaker and writer, 1795-1880) [500026690]
student of ....  Haydon, Benjamin Robert  
..................  (English painter, teacher, and author, 1786-1846) [500021184]
teacher of ....  Ward, Martin Theodore  
..................  (English painter, 1799-1874) [500033015]
teacher of ....  Watson, William  
..................  (British animal painter and landscapist, died 1921) [500002739]
uncle of ....  Landseer, George  
..............  (English painter, ca. 1834-1878) [500026691]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Landseer, Edwin (I)

Biographies:
(English painter, 1802-1873) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British artist) ..... [AVERY]
(British artist, 1802-1873) ..... [AVERY]
(British artist, 1802-1873) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist, 1802-1873) ..... [GRL]
(British artist, 1802-1873) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, 1802-1873) ..... [WCI]
(British painter, 1802-1873) ..... [PROV]
(British painter, 1802-1873) ..... [BHA]
(British, 1802-1873) ..... [GRLPSC]

Sources and Contributors:
Edwin Henry Landseer ........ [PROV, VP]
.........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Edwin Landseer ........ [VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Landseer, Edwin ........ [AVERY, GRL, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV, VP Preferred]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 February 2007
................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, European Drawings (1988)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80056887
................................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
Landseer, Edwin Henry ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRL Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...........................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
...........................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
...........................................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 80056887
...........................................  Witt Library, Authority files
Landseer, Sir Edwin ........ [VP]
.......................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry ........ [WCP Preferred]
..................................................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
..................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRL, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 22 February 2007
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 15 July 2002
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, European Drawings (1988)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  ULAN on the Web, June 29, 1999
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Sir Edwin (Henry) Landseer." Accessed 11/06/02
.......... ULAN on the Web, June 29, 1999
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