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MS Eng 1272

Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873. Sir Edwin Henry Landseer letters to Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay, 1838-1849: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1272
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873.
Title: Sir Edwin Henry Landseer letters to Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay,
Date(s): 1838-1849 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to French artist Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay from English painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-37. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund from H. D. Lyon, 18 Selwood Terrace, London S.W.7, England L451; received: 1968 August 8.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer Letters to Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay, 1838-1849 (MS Eng 1272). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Landseer and Clarkson Stanfield were English painters. Orsay was a French artist.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence primarily between Landseer and D'Orsay, concerning art exhibitions at the Royal Academy and various works for Landseer's patrons, including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Lord and Lady Chesterfield. Half of the letters contain drawings in pencil or ink, representing portraits, human figures, horses, and dogs. Also includes one letter from Baroness Lehzen to Landseer and one letter from Clarkson Stanfield of the Royal Academy to Landseer. Manuscript copies of 17 of these letters, written in an unidentified hand, are placed at the end.

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