Reapers Resting: Glen-Fishie by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). 1827. Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 2. “Lent byH.G. Reid, Esq., Middleborough.”

“‘Reapers Resting,’ a study in sepia, bears the name of the place, Glen Fishie, where it was made. It represents some Scottish peasants, having partaken of their noonday repast, sitting or lying at their case for a time. A man, who is smoking a pipe, looks out on the expanse of landscape, as if contemplating the work yet to be done; while a girl, who holds a cord attached to a sleeping dog, is looking forward in an opposite direction. Here are all the materials necessary for a picture of much interest” (33).

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“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 1-5. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 23 March 2014

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