Painting of 'Lion: A Newfoundland Dog' by Sir Edwin Landseer RA, oil on canvas, Britain, 1823.


  • Title: Lion: A Newfoundland Dog
  • Date Created: 1824 (painted) - 1824
  • Type: Oil painting
  • Rights: Bequeathed by Mrs Ann de Merle
  • External Link: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O69349
  • painted: Great Britain, Britain
  • artist: Landseer, Edwin Henry (Sir, RA)
  • Subjects Depicted: Scotland; dog; landscapes (representations); mountains; natural landscapes
  • Place Part Of: Britain
  • More Information: The Newfoundland is a large Canadian working dog, capable of drawing a sledge, and celebrated for its intelligence, docility and swimming power. The dog's owner, W. H. de Merle, commissioned this painting. The artist based the background on landscape seen in Scotland.
  • Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: Height: 149.8 cm estimate, Width: 195.6 cm estimate, Weight: 115 kg

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