Balmoral in 1860

  • About the work
    Country: Ireland
    City: Dublin
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Alfred Vinter studied at the Royal Academy Schools, winning a gold medal for painting in 1849. Fellow pupils included future PRB members and in c.1848 he was a founder member of the Cyclographic Society. After leaving, he studied lithography. He exhibited at the Academy, the British Institution and Society of British Artists. He had at least five children including painter Frederick Armstrong Vinter. By 1873 he was Lithographer to the Queen, generally producing works to be privately printed for presentation purposes. His paintings were first prizes in the Art Union of Great Britain’s shilling draws of 1872 and 1875. From 1880 he taught Byam Shaw. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Academy in 1897 and died in May 1905.
    Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, animal painter, was born in Marylebone, London, the son of engraver John Landseer. He was initially trained by his father and first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of 13. In 1816, he entered Royal Academy schools. Between 1839 and 1866 Landseer made several paintings of Queen Victoria, the Prince Consort and their children. However, today he is best known for painting ‘Monarch of the Glen’ (exhibited in 1851) and designing the bronze lions at the foot of Nelson's Monument in Trafalgar Square (1859-66). In 1850, Landseer accepted a knighthood. In 1865 he declined the Presidency of the Royal Academy. Landseer died at the age of 71 and was buried at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
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    Balmoral in 1860
    Purchased from Christie's, 12 February 1980
    Christie's 12/2/1980 (102)
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