My father and grandfather loved the paintings of Sir Edwin Landseer, and I was introduced to this great painter at a very early age. I remember being in Trafalgar Square, probably climbing on the four lions at the base of the Nelson Column, when my father told me that these magnificent animals were the work of SIR EDWIN LANDSEER, one of his favorite artists. I associate his works with Prince Albert and Queen Victoria who commissioned him to paint their favorite dogs, parrots, and horses; Prince Albert’s dog EOS is one of the most celebrated animal paintings of all times. Landseer lived a troubled life fighting depression and finally died in a mental institution, but his works of such great beauty must have been the one part of his life that brought this great artist joy and satisfaction. He is associated with Scotland and the Highlands and shared a passion for all things Scottish with Queen Victoria’s family. He died in 1873 and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918