Thomas Landseer1795 - 1880
Born: 1795, London, England
Died: January 20, 1880, London, England
Thomas Landseer was a member of the famous Landseer family of artists from Great Britain. His father John Landseer was an eminent engraver and painter, and his younger brother Sir Edwin became one of the most popular painters of the 19th century; Thomas's other brother Charles, as well as his four sisters, Jane, Anna Maria, Jessica and Emma Landseer MacKenzie, were also artists. A talented engraver, Thomas collaborated with Edwin from childhood, as the younger brother preferred drawing and painting. Thomas would go on to dedicate much of his career to engraving his brother's most famous paintings. In total, Thomas copied over 125 of Edwin's works.
Having studied under Benjamin Robert Haydon, Landseer also produced many original etchings beyond his work for his brother. In 1828, he created a book parodying human folly called Monkeyana, or Men in Miniature. He also published Characteristic Sketches of Animals in 1832 and The Natural History of Birds in 1836. Landseer was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA) in Britain in 1868. He died in 1880 in London.