CIRCLE OF JOHN GEORGE LANDSEER A.R.A. | Study of a donkey
The medium is well preserved. The sheet has darkened a little with time and there is some surface dirt and the occasional foxmark.
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John Landseer was a successful engraver who was born in Lincoln but moved to London with his family. He and his wife had seven surviving children, among whom were Thomas (1793/4-1880), a printmaker; Charles (1799/1800-1879), a painter; Edwin (1802–1873), the celebrated and knighted painter; Jessica (1807-1880) and Emma (1809–1895), who both painted miniatures.