The Queen on Horseback

Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73)


Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 3

“Lent by Messrs. Agnew”

‘The Queen on Horseback’ was made in 1839, and most probably at Windsor: it seems to have been dashed off, in oil-colours, with a camel-hair pencil, in the most vigorous manner. The horse and dog are capital in expressive form, and the scat of Her youthful Majesty is easy and unconstrained. The marks on the upper part of the sketch are merely those made by Landseer in testing his pencil.

  • A Sketch at Windsor Castle, 1838
  • Formatting and text by George P. Landow.

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