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Sir Edwin Henry Landseer RA (1802 – 1873) was once an English painter and sculptor, popular for his work of animals—particularly horses, canine and stags. even though, his top recognized works are the lion sculptures in Trafalgar Square.
Landseer was once born in London, the son of the engraver John Landseer A.R.A. He used to be anything of a prodigy whose inventive abilities have been well-known early on. He studied lower than a number of artists, together with his father, and the heritage painter Benjamin Robert Haydon, who inspired the younger Landseer to accomplish dissections with a purpose to absolutely comprehend animal musculature and skeletal constitution. Landseer's existence was once entwined with the Royal Academy. on the age of simply thirteen, in 1815, he exhibited works there. He used to be elected an affiliate on the age of 24, and an Academician 5 years later in 1831. He was once knighted in 1850, and even supposing elected President in 1866 he declined the invitation.
In his overdue 30s Landseer suffered what's now believed to be a considerable fearful breakdown, and for the remainder of his existence used to be bothered by means of routine bouts of depression, hypochondria, and melancholy, usually annoyed by means of alcohol and drug use. within the previous couple of years of his existence Landseer's psychological balance was once difficult, and on the request of his kin he was once declared insane in July 1872.

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