Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller - a study
Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller - a study

SIR EDWIN HENRY LANDSEER RA (1802-1873)

Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller - a study

c. 1820 England

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This is a sketch for the painting Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller (1820): see Richard Ormond, Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Tate Gallery, 1982, no.13, p.50-51. This was the boldest and most ambitious painting of Landseer's early career. John Landseer (father of the artist) wrote a pamphlet to accompany the engraving of the picture, in which he described the proverbially heroic Alpine Mastiffs - later known as St Bernards- as 'living life-boats of those dreadful, desolate and tempestuous regions'.
Dimensions
Height 8.25 inch (20.95 cm)
Width 12.50 inch (31.75 cm)
Stock Code
VH453
Medium
Pencil, and pen and ink. Watermark: IPING 1802
Signed/Inscribed
Verso: free sketch for the subject overleaf
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