Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Landseer, Jessica

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LANDSEER, JESSICA (1810–1880), landscape and miniature painter, born, according to her own statement, 29 Jan. 1810 was the daughter of John Landseer [q. v.] Between 1816 and 1866 she exhibited ten pictures at the Royal Academy, seven at the British Institution, and six at Suffolk Street. She also etched two plates after her brother Edwin—‘Vixen,’ a Scotch terrier (also engraved by her brother Thomas for 'Annals of Sporting'), and ‘Lady Louisa Russell feeding a Donkey’ (1826). A copy by her on ivory of ‘Beauty's Bath’ [see Landseer, Sir Edwin] is in the possession of the Princess of Wales. She died at Folkestone on 29 Aug. 1880.

[Bryan’s Dict.; Stephen's Landseer in Great Artists Series; Graves's Catolugue of the Works of Sir E. Landseer; Graves's Dict.; information for Mrs. Mackenzie, sister of Miss Jessica Landseer.]

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