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Thursday 27 August 2020

Edwin Landseer’s etching, “The Eagle,” 1825


Edwin Landseer (aka [Sir] Edwin Henry Landseer) (1802–1873)

“The Eagle” (aka “The Eagle and Dead Red Deer” [Algernon Graves’ title [1874/1900]), 1825, plate 16 from the folio/series “Etchings by Edwin Landseer,” published by E. Gambart & Co (Ernest Gambart [1814–1902]) in London in 1848.

Etching on heavy wove paper with wide margins (as published), blind stamped by the publisher and backed with a support sheet.

Size: (sheet) 34.5 x 50.9 cm; (plate) 17.5 x 29 cm.

Numbered and lettered on plate: (upper right corner) “No. 16”; (lower left corner) “London Published.22nd, March 1848; by E.Gambart & Co, 25 Berners Street, Oxford Str[ee]t”; (within the hatched strokes of the image at lower left) “EL/ 1825”; (lower right corner) “The Eagle”.

Graves 93 (Algernon Graves 1874/1900, “Catalogue of an exhibition of the engraved works of the late Sir Edwin Landseer, comprising several private etchings by Her Majesty the Queen, H.R.H. the Prince Consort, and by the Duchess of Bedford, now on view at Messrs. Henry Graves & Co.'s Galleries,”  London, Henry Graves & Co., p. 8, cat. no. 93; see

The British Museum offers a description of this print:

Condition: well-printed, strong impression with the publisher’s (Gambart) blind stamp in the lower margin, laid onto a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is a closed tear in the upper margin and several marks (e.g. a 1 cm horizontal line/mark in the upper margin), otherwise the sheet is in a good condition with no holes, folds, losses, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this rare etching executed by the hand of one of the most famous of the English animaliers—especially well remembered for his lion sculptures at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square—for AU$320 (currently US$232.10/EUR196.52/GBP175.94 at the time of posting this print) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this genuine Landseer etching (as opposed to the large number of prints after Landseer’s designs), please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold

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