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Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, R.A. (1802-1873)
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, R.A. (1802-1873)

Some of the best harts in the forest

Details
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, R.A. (1802-1873)
Some of the best harts in the forest
black and red chalk with stump on buff paper
26 x 34 1/8 in. (66 x 86.7 cm.)
Provenance
Lady Olivia, Countess of Tankerville, and by descent.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 6 June 2007, lot 253.
Anonymous sale; Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, 19 September 2015, lot 57.

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The present drawing appears to be based on another pastel of the same title which forms part of a triptych and was commissioned by Lord Breadalbane. Landseer spent many weeks shooting and painting at Blackmount, Lord Breadalbane's estate in the highlands, where the 6th Earl and Countess of Tankerville were also frequent guests. It seems likely that Lady Tankerville commissioned this drawing after admiring the earlier work.

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