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      GB/NNAF/P16697
Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry (1802-1873) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at 71 Queen Anne Street East, London (7 March 1802); was taught etching and drawing by his father, then studied at the Royal Academy Schools (1816); elected RA (1831); painted mostly animals, but also painted portraits and produced book illustrations; taught etching to Queen Victoria and the Prince Regent; knighted (1850); declined the Presidency of the Royal Academy (offered 1865); died 1 October 1873; buried at St Paul's cathedral (11 October 1873)

Thesaurus
ANIMAL PAINTERS
ETCHERS
ILLUSTRATORS

Relationships
Family relationship with Landseer, Thomas (1795-1880)
Eldest brother

Family relationship with Landseer, Charles (1799-1879)
Elder brother

Family relationship with Landseer, John (1769-1852)
Father


Archival Resources
Number noted: 80

Signature only, nd
Held at: Birmingham City Archives
Document reference: MS 135

Letter to J T Willmore, 8/9/1847
Held at: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Document reference: Prints and Drawings Dept. Sol.15:55 (408'40)
Comments: Papers listed

Letter from Charles Drummond to Duke of Atholl (?) concerning Landseer print, 1/4/1834
Held at: Blair Castle
Document reference: Bundle 56a Paintings
Other information: NRA (S) 234

Letter from R Jameson to Mr Crevar introducing the artist 'This note will be delivered to you by Mr Landseer, the celebrated painter of animals...', 6/9/1824
Held at: Blair Castle
Document reference: Bundle 55 Chiminies & Statues
Other information: NRA (S) 234

Correspondence with Sir R Peel, 1842-1849
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 40501 f. 216 ; Add 40509 f. 176 ; Add 40545 f. 123 ; Add 40564 ff. 36, 38 ; Add 40565 ff. 68, 151 ; Add 40572 f. 32 ; Add 40602 f. 335

Correspondence, etc with H Graves and Co, 1836-1875
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 46140 ff. 55, 68, 74, 122, 123, 275, 289, 290

Letter to - Lane, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45926 f. 123

Letter to 4th Duke of Cleveland, 1863
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 69420 f. 92

Letter to A Cooper, 1831
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg 2075 f. 71

Letter to A Panizzi, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Eg 3677 f. 182

Letter to C Babbage, 1839
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 37191 f. 163

Letter to Gen -, 1853
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57940 f. 92

Letter to J Bell, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 42576 f. 116

Letter to Mrs Russell, 1848
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57940 f. 87

Letter to Sir M A Shee, 1843
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 45926 f. 122

Letter to Sir R I Murchison, 1860
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 46127 f. 48

Letter, 1888
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70951 f. 72

Letters (41) to Charles George and Frederick Christian Lewis, 1823-55
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add MS 38608

Letters to -, 1851-1867
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57940 ff. 89, 94, 95

Letters to Mrs Huskisson, nd, 1855
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 39948 ff. 167-170

Letters to S Smirke, 1868
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 60745 ff. 40-43

Letters to W E Gladstone, 1863
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 44401 ff. 35, 43

Letters to W Russell, 1863
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 57940 ff. 90, 96

Memorandum relating to, 1872
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 44205 f. 249

Note to Miss Ely, 1860
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 70951 f. 74

Note, nd
Held at: British Library, Manuscript Collections
Document reference: Add 46359 A f. 103

Sketchbook containing studies of horses, dogs, horse-racing, hare-coursing, a pig, a woman's head and a landscape with a stately home, 1822
Held at: British Museum: Department of Prints and Drawings
Document reference: 1939,1014.12.1-9 ; PRN:PDB30989

Letters (13) to Sir R Peel, c1840-57
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum
Other information: HMC visit, JRS 1992

Letters from (13), 1839-1858
Held at: Cambridge University: Fitzwilliam Museum

Letters (20) to 6th Duke of Devonshire, 1853-56
Held at: Chatsworth House
Document reference: Vol 16 (index)
Comments: Access by appointment only

Letters regarding him,
Held at: City of Westminster Archives Centre
Document reference: Acc 988/61-62

Letter, 1854
Held at: Devon Heritage Centre
Document reference: 53/10/8
Comments: Papers listed

Autograph letter,
Held at: Dickens House Museum and Library
Comments: Access by appointment

Signed note, nd
Held at: Edinburgh Central Library
Document reference: BRS/qwN 45/Box (Alphabetical)
Comments: Papers listed

Instructions for an alteration to his dress coat, unsigned, 6/6/1866
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/263

Letter to David Roberts, 1849
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Dc.4.102 misc. ff.67-68

Letter to Emma regarding the carving of a stick, etc, 23/12/1838
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: In JA 2280

Letter to W Finden, 11/9/1858
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.648/129

Letters (2) to Sir William Allan, inviting him to dine and asking him to receive Dr Hering who wishes to renew his acquaintance with him, Watermark 1847, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.426/261-262

Letters (3) to Mr Smith or Mr Elder, 1828-1832
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: La.II.648/126-128

Photograph of, nd
Held at: Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections
Document reference: Dc.4.102 misc. f.69

Autographs (4) only,
Held at: Exeter University Library (Special Collections)
Document reference: Marshall Papers 75, 76, 275, 330
Comments: Papers listed

Letter from Daniel Maclise written from the Athenaeum Club, 24/4/1868
Held at: Exeter University Library (Special Collections)
Document reference: Marshall Papers 75
Comments: Papers listed

Letter to Landseer from Reginald Shirley Brooks,
Held at: Exeter University Library (Special Collections)
Document reference: Marshall Papers 334
Comments: Papers listed

Signed Royal Academy lecture ticket, Early 19TH C
Held at: Glasgow City Special Collections, The Mitchell Library
Document reference: AL3

Letters (52) to Lord D'Orsay, c1838-49
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Other information: NUC MS 81-566

Letters and drawings, 1828-70
Held at: Harvard University: Houghton Library
Document reference: MS Eng 157 f176

Letters (11), 1844-67
Held at: Huntington Library
Other information: Guide to Literary MSS 1979

Letter (illustrated) from Sir Edwin Landseer to George Cattermole, 1835
Held at: London Library
Document reference: Autograph letters vol. 2, pg77 (Safe, Archive)
Comments: Proof of identity required and letter of introduction

Autograph letter(s) to Robert Crozier,
Held at: Manchester University: John Rylands Library
Comments: Auctioneer's catalogue description available

Copies of letters (2) from Ralph Wornum relating to the National Gallery's policy on copying of pictures, 1864, 1865
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG6/3
Comments: Access by appointment with the Archivist

Letter from Charles Eastlake with reference to a complaint by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1864
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG5/154/1864
Comments: Access by appointment with the Archivist, handlist available

Letter from Sir Edwin Landseer complaining that his pictures are copied with reply from Sir Charles Eastlake, 1864
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG5/367/1864
Comments: Access by appointment with the Archivist, handlist available

Letter regarding copyright of pictures 'Time of Peace' and 'Time of War', 30 November 1850
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG5/83/1850

Letters to Sir William Boxall (1 file, part of Boxall papers), nd
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG14/94
Comments: Handlist to Boxall papers available

Regarding his death, by Sir William Boxall (part of Boxall papers), 1874
Held at: National Gallery Libraries and Archive
Document reference: NG14/74
Comments: Handlist to Boxall papers available

Illustrated letter,
Held at: National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division
Document reference: Acc 11388

Poem to, 1873
Held at: National Library of Wales
Document reference: NLW MS 22344F, f.22a
Other information: Handlist of Artists' Papers in the Department of MSS and Records, National Library of Wales (1998)

Remembrance card of, c1873
Held at: National Library of Wales
Document reference: NLW MS 22344F, f.16
Other information: Handlist of Artists' Papers in the Department of MSS and Records, National Library of Wales (1998)

Letters (10) to Matthew Culley, 1824-28
Held at: Northumberland Record Office
Document reference: M17:18

Letter to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 14/12/1847
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Autograph C.6
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (7 vols) (1953)
Comments: Papers listed

Letter to John Calcott Horsley, 1864
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MS Eng.C.2223, fols.5-6
Other information: Accessions Index 1916-
Comments: Papers listed

Signed sketch,
Held at: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Document reference: MSS Autograph b.3-5 (p.28)
Other information: Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library (7 vols) (1953)
Comments: Papers listed

Correspondence with Lord Wemyss,
Held at: Private
Document reference: NRA(S)0208

Letters (11) to Marquis of Breadalbane, 1846-62
Held at: Private
Document reference: NRA(S)2238

Correspondence between Landseer and Flatow, a dealer, concerning his replica of 'Flood in the Highlands' (7 letters), 1864
Held at: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
Document reference: BORGN RC01247 (a-g)

Letters (9) to 1st Earl of Wharncliffe, 1862-1866
Held at: Sheffield Archives
Document reference: WHM 418
Comments: Access by appointment

Transcription of his memorial inscription; genealogical notes (1 folder), nd
Held at: Society of Genealogists
Document reference: Document Collection: Landseer
Comments: Study fee for non-members of the Society

Death duty accounts, 1873-1895
Held at: The National Archives: Public Record Office
Document reference: IR59/89

Letter to Mr Callan regarding insertion of bill with miniatures,
Held at: Torquay Museum
Document reference: AR.1035
Comments: Papers listed

Sketchbook of animals, landscapes, figure studies, etc, 1817 or 1818
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, Department of Designs, Prints and Drawings
Document reference: E.564-1941 ; 91.C.25

Correspondence (1 vol of 70 items) with Sir Francis Grant, also printed exhibition catalogues, 1847-1874
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1986/4
Comments: Access by appointment

Correspondence (9 vols) addressed to or concerning him, 1820-1919
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1962/1316
Comments: Item level entries on NAL catalogue. Access by appointment

Letter from, to Dominic Colnaghi, 1831
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1903/9000/88
Comments: Access by appointment

Letter from, to an engraver, 1848
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1987/4
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (251) from, mainly to William Wells, 1835-1874
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1995/13
Other information: Accessions to Repositories 1995
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters (7) to John Forster, one with pen and ink illustration and autographs, 1845-661866, 1845
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: Forster MS 353
Comments: Access by appointment

Letters from, to John Evan Thomas,
Held at: Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library
Document reference: MSL/1993/6
Comments: Access by appointment

Autograph letters (2), one with a sketch of a dog, collected by George Grey Turner (1877-1951), Surgeon, 1859; nd
Held at: Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
Document reference: MS 5422/19-20
Comments: Deposited by Mrs George Grey Turner (1986)

Holograph letter to Mr Bell, 23/1/1861
Held at: Wordsworth Trust


Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55