Near the Finish (1820) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 196. “Lent by Frederick A. Millbank, Esq., M.P.” “What marvellous speed is shown in the action of the two dogs, and what weariness in that of the poor stag whose course is certainly ‘Near the Finish;’ with difficulty he raises his hind legs from the ground, and a few more strides of his pursuers will bring them on his haunches. The sketch is only in pencil, but it is as expressive as if worked out with colour on canvas.” (196).

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“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 193-96. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 23 March 2014

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