Eos.From the original picture in the possession of Her Majesty The Queen.
London, Henry Graves & Co. Dec.r 1.st 1887, Copyright.
Mezzotint. Plate 216 x 241mm. 8½ x 9½". Large margins.
Eos, a favourite greyhound, the property of H.R.H. Prince Albert. Eos was brought with Albert from Germany when he married Queen Victoria in 1840, and so great was his affection for the dog that, the following year, the Queen commissioned this portrait of it from Sir Edwin Landseer, as a surprise Christmas present. Eos died two and half years later A sculpture based on the painting and partly worked on by the Prince, is on Queen Victoria's tomb in the gardens at Windsor Castle. Issued for the Library edition of Landseer's work.
The original part of the Royal Collection.
[Ref: 22768] £160.00