The Braggart by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). 1818. Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 4. “Lent by Mssrs. Agnew.” Formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Hathi Trust and the University of Michigan and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document, or cite it in a print one.]

‘The Braggart’ is a very early pen-and-ink sketch; the picture painted from it was exhibited at the Academy so far back as 1819, when Landseer was but seventeen years old; the three dogs are intended to represent England, Scotland, and Ireland. The finished picture shows the dogs precisely as they are here seen, but on the right hand is a charming expanse of landscape beautifully painted. An engraving of it, rather large, appeared in 1832. [33]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 1-5. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 23 March 2014

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