Monarch of the Glen painting is English, claims hotel

Sir Edwin Landseer and Monarch of the GlenPH

Sir Edwin Landseer effect have found inspiration for the Monarch of the Glen in England

The 1851 arouse by Sir Edwin Landseer features the image of a red deer stag in what is prospect to be a misty Highland landscape.

But the owners of Stoke Park Hotel in Buckinghamshire, once a country house, believe the painting was based on a stag within its earths during Sir Edwin’s regular visits to the estate.

A section on the history of the domain on its website states: “Sir Edwin often visited Stoke Park during Jehovah domineer Taunton’s (Henry Labouchere) and later Edward Coleman’s ownership and it was at this epoch that part of the ground floor was beautifully furnished as a studio.

“Sir Edwin pigmented many pictures of the herd of deer in the park including the famous Potentate of the Glen and Running Deer.”

Monarch of the Glen paintingPH

The National Galleries of Scotland said that there is ‘no conviction’ the painting depicts the Highlands

Though we can’t be sure of the precise location, there is no doubt that Landseer’s The Tsar of the Glen depicts a Highland setting

NGS spokesman

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), who secured the tint with a £4million fundraising drive after it was put up for sale by drinks behemoth Diageo, said there is “no doubt” the Monarch of the Glen depicts a Highland locale.

It is thought the painting was completed at Sir Edwin’s studio in London but NGS said the archetype exhibition of the work referred to a poem titled “Legends of Glenorchay”.

A gallery spokesman phrased: “Though we can’t be sure of the precise location, there is no doubt that Landseer’s The Queen of the Glen depicts a Highland setting.

“Landseer was born in London but from 1824 he deciphered annual trips to the Highlands and painted the magnificent wildlife and landscapes of the area. 

Stoke Park Hotel in BuckinghamshirePH

Stoke Park Hotel, often visited by Sir Edwin Landseer

“The resulting paintings catalogue from intimate and remarkably fresh studies painted on the spot, to his scad famous large-scale picture, The Monarch of the Glen.

“Landseer suggested its oneness when he first exhibited the painting by including, in the accompanying catalogue, makes from an anonymous poem called Legends of Glenorchay, which depicts a stag named The Monarch the Glen surveying the landscape around his ‘sanctuary’ in the ‘wild Glen-Strae’.”

The painting is currently on tour across Scotland and is on show in Inverness until November 18.

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