At Work (1828) by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73). Pencil on paper. Source: “Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” (1875): 162. “Lent by H. G. Reid, Esq. Middlesborough” [Click on image to enlarge it.] Formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Hathi Trust and the University of Michigan and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document, or cite it in a print one.]

Commentary in the Art-Journal

‘At Work’ is from a drawing in pencil which is in one of Landseer’s sketchbooks, a volume containing similar outlines ‘ of ‘The Shepherd’s Chief Mourner,’ ‘High Life,’ 810.: it is in the possession of the gentleman who kindly lent us the drawing, Mr. H. G. Reid, of Middlesborough. The dogs are setters, and, as we read the sketch, the full-grown animal, whose head and form are all life, is accompanied by some youngsters in training: all are intent on their work. [161-62]


“Studies and Sketches by Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A.” Art-Journal (1875): 161-64. Hathi Trust version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 24 March 2014

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