'Lake Scene', Sir Edwin Landseer

Lake and landscape with light reflecting in orange and browns

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Landseer achieved wealth and fame through his grand hunting and deerstalking scenes set in the Scottish Highlands. He also made many small, lively oil sketches of Highland scenery such as this, revealing his skill in recording fleeting effects of light and weather. They were done purely for his personal pleasure and were not exhibited or sold until after his death.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Date: about 1830
Accession No: WAG 326