Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (London 1802 - London 1873)
A Highland Bothy, study for ‘The Drover’s Departure’, 1835
inscribed lower left in the paint: Noughty / Sept 14th 1834
oil on board
455 x 607 mm
The artist’s studio
probably sold: The Remaining Works of Sir E. Landseer, R.A.; Christie's, London, 8-14 May 1874
The Tryon Gallery, London as Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Hiding Place, Glenfeshie, sketch for “The Highland Farewell” (label on the verso)
Private Collection, London
This is a study for the simple turf-covered bothy in The Drover’s Departure painted in 1834-1835, and exhibited the same year at the Royal Academy, where it was described in several reviews as the star attraction. Commissioned by the 6th Duke of Bedford, one of the artist’s most important patrons, it was later purchased by John Sheepshanks who gave it to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1857.
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