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A Highland Shepherd's Home

Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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Landseer first visited the Scottish Highlands in 1824, returning many times. In the early to mid 1830s he painted several domestic interior scenes set in Highland cottages; most small 'oil on panel' paintings, like this example. The Victoria and Albert Museum owns a similar work titled 'A Highland Breakfast' (c.1834), showing a young mother suckling her child while dogs breakfast from a large bowl.

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  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    48 x 59.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Colnaghi's, 1954


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