Sir Edwin Landseer, born in London on the 7th of March, 1803, is known primarily for his animal subjects, with which he imbued a great deal of realism. By the age of 16, his paintings were on display in the Royal Academy. His paintings and bronzes feature heavily throughout museums and homes in England. In the late 19th century, Landseer was was commissioned to create the bronze lions which are now in Trafalgar Square in London. Landseer died on 1 October, 1873.