5 June 2003
Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, R.A. (1802-1873)
coloured chalks on buff paper
12¼ x 18½ in. (31 x 47 cm.)
The Remaining Works of Sir E. Landseer, R.A.(+); Christie's, London, 11 May 1874, lot 484 (70 gns. to Pait).
C.J. Part, by June 1909.
W.W. Sampson; Christie's, London, 20 November 1911, lot 220 (5 gns. to Kennedy).
Anon. sale; Christie's, London, 21 October 1955, lot 44 (3 gns. to Ayling).
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Probably London, Royal Academy, Works by Sir E. Landseer, R.A., 1874, no. 35 as 'Blackcock'.
The present drawing probably dates from the late 1840s, when Landseer executed a number of studies of animals in coloured chalks.
We are grateful to Richard Ormond for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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