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The Intruder

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (engraved)

  • Date:

    1848 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Beckwith, H.G. (engraver)
    Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir), born 1802 - died 1873 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching and engraving on steel

  • Museum number:

    E.228-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 121, box A

The painting from which this print was taken was painted by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer when he was only seventeen. This is one of four engravings that Henry Beckwith made after paintings by Landseer for 'The Art Union Monthly Journal', which later became 'The Art Journal', the most important Victorian journal on art. 'The Art Union Montly Journal' was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves. In 1848 Hodgson & Graves joined forces with the London publisher George Virtue and the periodical was renamed 'The Art Journal'.

Physical description

The image is after a painting by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer. It shows a dog and a cat in a barn. The dog has chased a cat onto a windowsill. In the foreground is a trap with a rat caught in it. There is a view through the barn door of a landscape.

Place of Origin

London (engraved)

Date

1848 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Beckwith, H.G. (engraver)
Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir), born 1802 - died 1873 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

etching and engraving on steel

Marks and inscriptions

THE INTRUDER

Engraved by H.G. Beckwith from a Painting by Edwin Landseer, R.A.
in the collection of Sir Philip-de-Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart. M.P.

Published Exclusively in the Art Journal
Printed below the image

Printed by E. Brown[?]
In the bottom lefthand corner of the sheet

Dimensions

Height: 17.9 cm size of image, Width: 22.6 cm size of image, Height: 22.2 cm size of sheet, Width: 29.4 cm size of sheet

Historical context note

The painting from which this print is taken was in the collection of Sir Philip-de-Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart. M.P.

Descriptive line

'The Intruder' by H.G. Beckwith; steel engraving from 'The Art Union', Volume X; 1848

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'The Art Union', Vol.X, 1848

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process); Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Cat; Dog

Categories

Prints; Images Online

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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