Launching the Boat, Hastings (1840) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). “The beach-scene at Hastings could only have been sketched from life, so true to life are the various positions of the boatmen. The outlines are made with a pen; sepia is the colour used for the shadows” Source of text and image: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 260. “Lent by H. W. F. Bolckow, Esq., M.P.” [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): 257-60. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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