The Noon-day Meal: Geneva (1840) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Inscribed “Geneva November 25th 1840.” Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 131. “Lent by John Fowler, Esq.” [Click on image to enlarge it.] “‘The Noonday Meal’ transfers us from . . . the the Highlands of Scotland to the streets of Geneva, where painter shows he was in November, 1840, sketching, among other objects, animals used in the picturesque city for draught-purposes. A group of them is here with bells on their necks, the bullocks having their heads ornamented with tassels. This spirited and most effective study is executed with pen and ink for its outlines, the shading put in with sepia” (132).

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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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