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Creator:
James Ward, 1769–1859, British
Title:

Man Struggling with a Boa Constrictor, Study for “The Liboya Serpent Seizing His Prey”

Former Title(s):

Study of a Negro Struggling with a Boa Constrictor for 'A Boa Serpent Seizing a Horse'

Liboya serpent seizing his prey

Study for ' The Liboya Serpent Seizing its Prey'

Date:
ca. 1803
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 33 x 47 inches (83.8 x 119.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.664
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
brushstrokes | figure study | man | movement | pain | slave | slavery | snake | strangling
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1126
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Catalogue of the works of british artists placed in the gallery of the British Institution, Pall-Mall, British Institution, London, 1806, p. 11, No. 32, N5055 B7 A06+ Oversize (YCBA Rare Books)

Christie's sale catalogue : Collection of paintings, the original works of that greatly-admired artist, James Ward : 29 May 1829, Christie's, London, 29 May 1829, Lot. 58, Not Available at Yale

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 234, 235, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

C. Reginald Grundy, James Ward R.A., his life and works, with a catalogue of his engravings and pictures , Otto limited, London, 1909, p. 38, no. 48, NJ18 W21 G7+ OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art Vol. 4 From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1 Slaves and Liberators , vol. 4, part 1, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1989, pp. 90-91, 320 note 225, fig. 44, N8232 .I42 2010 vol. 4:1 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Citations are to Vol. 4, Part 1

Harry Mount, James Ward:, 'Study of a negro struggling with a boa constrictor' adapted from an Art In Context talk, 10 April 1990 , New Haven, CT, 1990, p. 1-8, V2395 (YCBA)

Patrick Noon, Constable to Delacroix, British art and the French romanticism , Tate Publishing, London, 2003, p. 164, no. 83, ND457 N66 2003 + (YCBA)

Patrick Noon, Crossing the Channel : British and French painting in the age of romanticism, Tate Publishing, London, p. 164, no. 83, ND467.5.R6 N66 2003 Oversize (YCBA)

Edward John Nygren, Art of James Ward R.A. (1769-1859) [PhD Dissertation, Yale University], New Haven, CT, 1976, p. 29-38, NJ18 .W21 N95 1976A (YCBA)

Edward John Nygren, James Ward, RA (1769-1859) : Papers and Patrons, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 75, 2013, pp. 265-66, no. 46, N12 W35 +A1Oversize (YCBA)

Linda Furgerson Selzer, Reading the Painterly Text, Clarence Major's "The Slave Trade: View from the Middle Passage" , African American Review, vol. 33, Summer 1999, pp. 222, 228, Available online via JSTOR

Linda Furgerson Selzer, Reading the Painterly Text, Clarence Major's "The Slave Trade: View from the Middle Passage" , African American Review, vol. 33, Summer 1999, pp. 222, 228, PS 153 N5 B53 (SML)


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