Sir Edwin Landseer R.A. (British, 1802-1873)
Lot 232
Sir Edwin Landseer R.A. (British, 1802-1873)
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,927) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Sporting Sale Edinburgh
10 Nov 2011 11:00 GMT

Auction 18979
Lot Details
Sir Edwin Landseer R.A. (British, 1802-1873)
'A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society'
pencil
25 x 35.5cm (9 13/16 x 14in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Sale; Christie's, London, 8 May 1874, lot 874
    Sold with original receipt
    With Spink and Son, London
    With the Tryon Gallery, London

    This is a study for the 1838 exhibit A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society in the Tate. The dog featured in the picture, 'Bob,' reportedly was a stray found in a shipwreck off the coast of England. Bob became celebrated for rescuing twenty three people from drowning on the London waterways. For this he was later made a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society.
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