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Edwin Longsden Long was a British genre, history, biblical, and portrait painter. He was a member of the Royal Academy. He died in 1951. There is no one known to have compared his work with other British painters. His style was very versatile and varied, with works that ranged from biblical scenes to biblical portraits. Despite this, his surviving works are renowned for their sensitivity and beauty.

Edwin Longsden Long studied at the British Museum Art School and became friends with his tutor John Phillip. His Spanish trip inspired him to paint the famous La Posada and the Blind Beggar. He commissioned two houses by Richard Norman Shaw, and he received a RA in 1880. Although Longsden Long had no particular style, his paintings were notable for their large price tags and high patronage.

Long had a successful career as a portraitist. He studied at Bath and then met John Phillip, a fellow artist known as the Spanish Philip. During this time, he discovered his talent for genre painting in Spain, largely inspired by Diego Velazquez. After a year in Europe, Long returned to Spain to study under Velazquez. He also traveled to Syria and Egypt, where he painted some of his most beautiful works.

His religious subjects were the basis for his greatest success. His religious portraits appealed to the public's religious feelings, and he had a wide range of engravings of his works, making him an immediate and well-known name. In 1883, Long exhibited his own paintings in London. His masterpieces of this time were Anno Domini and Zeuxis at Crotona. They became highly popular and are sold internationally.

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