A Cart Horse (1815) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Inscribed “From Nature by E. Landseer 1815.” Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 163. “Lent by Mr. Frederick A. Millbank, Esq., M.P.” “The "Cart Horse,’ engraved also on this page, is a very early work, drawn in sepia when Landseer was but thirteen years of age; how closely he studied, even when so young, is manifested by the dreamy attitude of the animal, after nearly emptying his nosebag, in his half-closed eyes, and in the shadows thrown by the sunlight rom the horse's near legs on the off legs. Note, too, the shadow so effectively cast by the nosebag hanging from the collar” (163). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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.]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 161-64. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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