A Draught-Horse: Ramsgate by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). 1840. Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 33. “Lent by Messrs. Agnew.” 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.]

The ‘Draught-horse’ is another of the sketches Landseer made at Ramsgate in 1840. How easy and natural is the attitude of the animal, as, having found a resting-place for its nose-bag, it quietly takes its meal; its owner or driver has considerately thrown his round frock over the horse’s back, to prevent a chill while feeding. It is to be regretted that none, so far as we remember, of these coast-scenes were ever worked up into pictures. [34]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 33-36. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 23 March 2014

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