Ryall, Henry Thomas (1811-67; English), after Landseer, Edwin (1802-73; English)
Deer stalkers returning (1864)
Engraving and mezzotint, 58 x 71.3 cm (sheet; trimmed)
Gift of John Pascoe Fawkner 1868
National Gallery of Victoria (p.180.12-1)
Landseer’s 1827 painting (Coll.Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle) typifies his popular highland subject-matter. Another impression of this print, auctioned by Bonhams in Edinburgh in 2017, is noted as printed by McQueen in 1864.
Not listed in NGV 1894 or 1905
Listed in the NGV’s catalogie as by an unknown engraver after Landseer (not reproduced); author’s ID photo reproduced here
For a discussion of Landseer’s painting and various copies and engravings of it, see e.g. http://www.dgingras-artist.com/index_htm_files/Restoration%20report%20Landseer%20Deer%20Stalking%201827.pdf (restoration report by D.Gingras, May 2016) [accessed 19 August 2019]. For the impression auctioned in 2017, see https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24090/lot/11/ (with reproduction) [also accessed 19 August 2019].