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 Richard Ansdell  (1815 - 1885)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom      Known for: landscape paintings, sporting, dogs

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1815
 
Death
1885

Lived/Active
United Kingdom

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landscape paintings, sporting, dogs

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Most acclaimed for his life-like depiction of  dogs, his work is often compared to that of Sir Edwin Landseer.

Ansdell was born in Liverpool and educated at the Blue Coat School.  He studied under W. C. Smith, a portrait painter, and then worked for an art dealer in Liverpool, before entering the Liverpool Academy in 1836.  He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1840.  In 1845 and 1846, Ansdell was elected President of the Liverpool Academy.  He moved prermane (showing 500 of 761 characters).



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