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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Alpine Mastiffs'; Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller 1857

Albumen print | 25.3 x 32.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2081523

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Photograph of the painting 'Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller' by Edwin Landseer (1802-73). The painting depicts two dogs, Alpine Mastiffs, standing over the body of an unconscious man. The man is partially covered in snow. The dog on the left licks the man's hand. On the right side of the painting, a group of people, presumably a rescue party, move towards the dogs.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73) (artist)

  • 25.3 x 32.6 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Dogs
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Snow
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-British school