'Monarch of the Glen' by Sir Edwin Landseer, Print (9451)
The Monarch of the Glen is one of the most resonant and recognisable British paintings of the nineteenth century.
On the back of the print there is a card saying: 'Reproduced with permission of John Dewar & Sons Ltd, Scotch Whiskey Distillers.
It was painted in 1851 by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (b.1802–d.1873)for the House of Lords, but because of controversies around the cost of new works of art being commissioned by Parliament, it was sold to a collector. The painting remained in private hands until 2017 when it was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland, but has never been out of the public eye.
Its celebrity status was originally in part due to the reputation of Landseer himself, who, by the 1850s, was Britain's pre-eminent animal painter. Thanks to numerous reproductions of his works, especially via steel engravings, he was also one of the most famous artists in the world.
Stunning print - professionally framed in large, wooden frame (could be Rimu?) with Anti-Glare Glass.
In excellent condition except for two tiny dings in the frame - see photo.
Measures 730mm wide x 710mm high x 20mm deep.
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