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Landseer A collection of fifteen pictures and a portrait of the painter with introduction and interpretation   By: (1863-1924)

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[Illustration: From an Engraving by Frank Cousins, John Andrew & Son, Sc. THE CONNOISSEURS Property of King Edward VII ]

The Riverside Art Series

LANDSEER

A COLLECTION OF FIFTEEN PICTURES

AND A PORTRAIT OF THE PAINTER

WITH INTRODUCTION AND

INTERPRETATION

BY

ESTELLE M. HURLL

BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

The Riverside Press, Cambridge

1901

COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

Published November, 1901.

PREFACE

The wide popularity of Landseer has been chiefly due to the circulation of engravings after his works. This little book is, so far as I know, the first attempt to bring together a collection of his pictures made in the modern process of half tone, from photographs direct from the original paintings. It is hoped that they may give a fairly good idea of the range and character of his art.

ESTELLE M. HURLL.

NEW BEDFORD, MASS. September, 1901.

CONTENTS AND LIST OF PICTURES

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THE CONNOISSEURS. PAINTED BY LANDSEER. ( Frontispiece ) Picture from Engraving by Frank Cousins

INTRODUCTION

I. ON LANDSEER'S CHARACTER AS AN ARTIST vii

II. ON BOOKS OF REFERENCE x

III. HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF THE PICTURES OF THIS COLLECTION x

IV. OUTLINE TABLE OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LANDSEER'S LIFE xii

V. SOME OF LANDSEER'S CONTEMPORARIES xiii

I. KING CHARLES SPANIELS 1 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

II. SHOEING 7 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

III. SUSPENSE 13 Picture from Photograph of the original Painting

IV. THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN 19 Picture from Engraving by Thomas Landseer

V. THE TWA DOGS 25 Picture from Photograph of the original Painting

VI. DIGNITY AND IMPUDENCE 31 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

VII. PEACE 37 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

VIII. WAR 43 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

IX. A DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE HUMANE SOCIETY 49 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

X. A NAUGHTY CHILD 55 Picture from Photograph of the original Painting

XI. THE SLEEPING BLOODHOUND 61 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

XII. THE HUNTED STAG 67 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

XIII. JACK IN OFFICE 73 Picture from Photograph of the original Painting

XIV. THE HIGHLAND SHEPHERD'S CHIEF MOURNER 79 Picture from Photograph of the original Painting

XV. A LION OF THE NELSON MONUMENT 85 Picture from Photograph by Franz Hanfstaengl

XVI. THE CONNOISSEURS 91

INTRODUCTION

I. ON LANDSEER'S CHARACTER AS AN ARTIST.

If the popularity of a painter were the measure of his artistic greatness, Sir Edwin Landseer's would be among the foremost of the world's great names. At the height of his career probably no other living painter was so familiar and so well beloved throughout the English speaking world... Continue reading book >>




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