Sir Edwin Landseer, Dunrobin Castle from the shore, oil on board
Lot 1018
Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. (British, 1802-1873) Landscape with Dunrobin Castle (c1835)
Sold for £42,000 (US$ 70,594) inc. premium
Auction Details
Scottish Sale Edinburgh
21 Aug 2009 11:00 BST

Auction 17232
Lot Details
Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A. (British, 1802-1873)
Landscape with Dunrobin Castle (c1835)
oil on board
26.5 x 36.5cm (10 7/16 x 14 3/8in).


  • PROVENANCE: John Quilter
    Private Collection
    EXHIBITED: London, Royal Academy, Landseer Exhibition, 1961, No.22
    London, Tate Gallery/Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sir Edwin Landseer, 1981/2, No.48
    LITERATURE: Ormond, R, The Monarch of the Glen, Landseer in the Highlands, (Edinburgh 2005), p88, illus. pl. 102.
    Ormond states that this work relates to the portrait of the Duke of Sutherland's children in Dunrobin castle.
    Landseer first visited Scotland in 1824, and produced many plein air studies inspired by the topography and atmospheric effects. One of Queen Victoria's favourite artists, he was largely responsible, with Scott and McCulloch, for creating the romanticised image of the Highlands which captured the world's imagination in the later 19th C.
    For comparable examples see Bonhams' Scottish Sales in 2004 and 2007.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot was sold in the Landseer studio sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, 8-15 May 1874. Lot number 60, hammer price of £63.
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