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    Sale 5281

    The Sunday Sale

    9 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 178

    SIR EDWIN HENRY LANDSEER, R.A. (BRITISH, 1802-1873)

    Chillingham Deer Hunt

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SIR EDWIN HENRY LANDSEER, R.A. (BRITISH, 1802-1873)
    Chillingham Deer Hunt
    inscribed 'Chillingham Deer Hunt'
    ink
    9 x 14 in. (22.9 x 35.6 cm.)


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    Landseer formed a close friendship with Charles Augustus Bennet, Lord Ossulston, later 6th Earl of Tankerville (1809-1899) during a visit to Glenfeshie in the Scottish Highlands in the company of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford.
    The drawing sold here was probably executed sometime during the early 1830s when Landseer made several visits to the Chillingham estate whilst completing a portrait commission of Lord Ossulston.
    In his Reminiscences, Lord Ossulston remarks of Landseer "His powers of description...were most graphic and amusing, and though simple...had very much of natural poetry in them". The light touch and anecdotal quality of this sketch by Landseer exemplifies in graphic form the quickness of wit Lord Ossulston so admired in Landseer's character.
    We are grateful to Richard Ormond for his assistance with cataloguing this lot.

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    Provenance

    with Agnews, London.


    Exhibited

    London, Thomas Agnew & Sons 100th Annual Exhibition of Watercolours & Drawings, 15 January - 16 February 1973, no.196.