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Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873)
“A Distinguished Member of the Humane Society” (1838)
Oil on canvas
Animalier

The dog in the painting is “Bob,” a dog that was found in a shipwreck off the coast of England. The dog had found his way to the London waterfront where he became known for saving people from drowning, a total of 23 times over the course of fourteen years. For this, he was made a distinguished member of the Royal Humane Society, granting him a medal and access to food.

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851)
“Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth” (1842)
Oil on canvas
Romanticism
o Located in the Tate, London, England

Art critic John Ruskin commented in 1843 that this painting was “one of the very grandest statements of sea-motion, mist and light, that has ever been put on canvas.”

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