The Dead Artists Gallery presents “A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society” or “Arbus, Landseer Newfoundland”


An unsigned museum copy of the 1831 painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), the sculptor for the Lions of Trafalgar Square. An excellent example of the apprenticeship program practiced by European museums starting in 1800, this captivating portrait spotlights the controversial naming of the bicolor Newfoundland “Landseer”. The three categories of Newfoundland are brown, black and bicolor

20″ x 26″ in period bronzed frame c. 1890


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