The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
A Highland Scene
  • Edwin (Henry) Landseer (1802 - 1873)
  • A Highland Scene
  • England
  • probably c. 1834
  • Painting
  • Oil on mahogany panel
  • Image size: 28.8 x 42.2 cm
    Made up to, Object size: 63.4 x 75.9 cm
    with frame, Object size: 43 x 58.5 x 6.5 cm
  • P373
  • West Gallery II
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Landseer first travelled to Scotland in 1824 (when he met Sir Walter Scott who was more resposnsible for popularizing the Highlands than anyone else) and thereafter he remained a regular visitor, going to the Highlands almost every autumn to hunt and paint. This seems to be a simple genre scene and not an illustration of a literary work.