Cora (1821) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 130. “Lent by Frederick A. Millbank, Esq. M.P.”

“'Cora’ was a favourite Labrador dog, whose portrait Landseer himself executed in lithography, in 1824; an engraving of it was afterwards published by Messrs. Graves & Co., under the title of ‘Keeper, a good dog in old times.’ She — Cora was a female — is here represented in an inn-yard, keeping careful watch over sundry articles of passengers' luggage, &c.; for a coach has stopped to change horses, and the travellers are, in all probability, having dinner at the roadside inn, as was not unfrequently their custom in the days of stage-coaches. Every part of the sketch shows a master-hand, though Landseer's was then quite youthful” (129-30).

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“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 129-32. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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