Edwin Landseer and the Invention of the Highlands
- What:Free talks & tours
- Where:Meeting Point, Grand Entrance
GALLERY TALK: Renowned for his paintings of animals, particularly stags and dogs, Edwin Landseer was one of the most popular artists of the Victorian period.
His work was admired by Queen Victoria and wealthy collectors, with reproductions frequently displayed in middle class homes. He was closely associated with Scotland and the Highlands in particular, which provided the subjects for many of his most important paintings.
This talk explores the sentiments and ideas informing Landseer's depiction of animals and Highland views.
Led by Jo Banham, Head of Adults, Students and Creative Industries at the V&A