Sir Edwin Landseer RA

Monkey at a Fair

1802-1873

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Price: POA

Medium: Pencil & Colour Washes

Size without frame: 7x9 in

Landseer was fascinated from a young age by the travelling fairs around London and the animals, in particular monkeys, had a profound effect on his art.  The metaphor of monkeys in art came across from Northern Europe and Landseer was to elaborate on this theme many times.  This sketch was sold at Landseer’s posthumous artist’s studio sale in 1874.

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