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MS Eng 176

Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873. Edwin Henry Landseer letters and drawings, 1828-1870: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 176
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Landseer, Edwin Henry, Sir, 1803-1873.
Title: Edwin Henry Landseer letters and drawings,
Date(s): 1828-1870.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters about sittings, copyright, and social life, and drawings, by the English artist Edwin Landseer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Caroline Tyler Lea (née Brown); received: 1938 June 20.


From the library of Arthur H. Lea.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edwin Henry Landseer Letters and Drawings, 1828-1870 (MS Eng 176). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer was a British painter known for his sentimental portrayals of animals, particularly dogs and horses, and for his sculptures of lions in Trafalgar Square, London. He was a brother to engraver Thomas Landseer, painter Charles Landseer, artist Jessica Landseer, and artist Emma Landseer.

Scope and Contents

Autograph letters by Landseer to various correspondents concerning gallery exhibitions, portrait sittings, painting prices, copyright, and social engagements. There are also two signed and dated drawings in pencil of a horse and a dog, as well as one signed and dated etching of donkeys. Also includes three letters from his brother Charles Landseer to Charles H. Hills, one letter from Sir Francis Grant to Charles H. Hills, and one letter from his brother Thomas Landseer to Charles H. Hills.
The material is laid in the pages of an album, bound in morocco, gilt, by Lloyd, Wallis & Lloyd.

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