LANDSEER, English family of artists

John Landseer (1769-1852) was a well-regarded engraver and he was the first teacher of his famous son, Edwin (1802-1873). Believing that the natural world was the best teacher of art, John took his sons out to the fields of Hampstead Heath to observe and sketch the animals who grazed there. Charles (1799-1879) would become a figure painter and architect and Thomas (1796-1880) would become an accomplished engraver. The family also had at least one daughter.

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