A Deer-hound (1826) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 323. “Lent by Messrs. H. Graves & Co.” [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Commentary in the Art-Journal

The next engraving is from a small oil-sketch, somewhat slightly yet studiously painted: the animal stands on the watch, with his near foreleg bent, as dogs are often seen when preparing to spring forward; the head is slightly advanced, the ears are prickcd up, and the eyes eagerly looking at some distant object: the whole posture is that of readiness for a start. The colour of the dog is light brown, with a few spots of darker brown on its back and haunches. The earth-mound behind him is partially covered with green turf, which affords a serviceable contrast to the colour of the animal’s skin. [354]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 353-57. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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