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Thomas Thornycroft, 1815–1885, British

Queen Victoria on Horseback

Overall: 21 1/4 x 26 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (54 x 67.3 x 19.1 cm)

Incised on front edge: "Art,- UNION, of, LONDON, 1854"

Signed and dated on base, proper left: "T, THORNycroft. FECIT | LONDON-1853"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bonnet | horse (animal) | portrait | woman
Associated People:
Victoria (1819–1901), queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and empress of India
On view

" This Brilliant Year :" Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1977, p. 56, no. 88, DA555 M3 1977 (YCBA)

Advertisement - Julian , 406 Kings Row , London S.W. 10, Apollo, May 1967, p. lv, Ni A54 1967 Ads + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Charles Avery, Bronze statuettes of the Art Union of London: The Rise and Decline of the Victorian Taste in Sculpture, Apollo, May 1985, pp. 329-331, 337, fig. 5, 6, N1 A54 121:2 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Diana Bilbey, British Sculpture 1470-2000: A Concise Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, V & A Publications (Victoria and Albert Museum), London, 2002, p.416, no. 686, NB464 B55 2002 (YCBA)

Christie's (UK), Christie Advertisement July 1979, Apollo, July 1979, p. 38, N1 A54 110:1 (OVERSIZE SERIALS) (YCBA)

Christie's (UK), Christie's advertisement Sept. 1979, Apollo, Sept. 1979, p. 44, N1 A54 110:1 (OVERSIZE SERIALS) (YCBA)

Court Circular, Morning Chronicle, London, Sat 4 Feb 1854, p. 4, Available online:19th Cent Briti. Lib Newspaper

General Intelligence, The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Hull, England, Friday 10 Feb 1854, p. 7, Available online:19th Cent. Brit. Lib.Newspapers

David J. Getsy, Body Doubles : Sculpture in Britain, 1877-1905, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2004, p. 44, NB467.5 N48 G48 2004 (YCBA)

Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, Murrays Books sales, London, 1968, p. 393, NB496 G85 1968 (YCBA)

International Saleroom, Connoisseur, Aug. 1969, p. 253, N1 C75 (OVERSIZE SERIALS) (YCBA)

Lionel Lambourne, The noble horse, man and horse in Western art history 4 April-26 May, 1998, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum , Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc., Tokyo, 1998, pp. 129, 165, no. 76, N7668 H6 N6213 1998 (YCBA)

Walter Liedtke, Royal Horse and Rider: Painting, Sculpture, and Horsemanship 1500-1800, Abaris Books and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1989, p. 327, no. 216, N7668 H6 L54 1989 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

London Art Union, The Builder, vol 12, 11 Feb 1854, p. 77, JA10 B868 12 (LSF Yale Class)

Elfrida Manning, Marble and Bronze: The Art and Life of Hamo Thornycroft, Trefoil Books, London, 1982, pp. 30-34, fig. 19, NJ18 T387 M35 (YCBA)

National Portrait Gallery, Early Victorian Portraits, vol. 1, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1973, p. 487, N1090 A593 1 (YCBA)

Maurice Rheims, 19th Century Sculpture, Abrams, New York, 1977, pp. 297, 306, NB197 R4413 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Royal Academy (Third Notice), The Standard, London, Thursday 01 June 1854, p. 1, Available online:19th Cent. Brit.Lib. Newspapers

Royal Academy of Arts, Exhibition Catalogue. 1854. 86th., Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 86, W. Clowes and sons, London, 1854, p. 53, no. 1417, N5054 .A53 v. 80-93 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : European Sculpture and Works of Art : 24 November 1999, Sotheby's, Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1999, pp.16-17, lot 78, fig. 78, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Sotheby's, [ Front Matter } : [Advertisement ] : Sotheby's sale : Fine French Animalier Bronzes and Works of Art ] : 6 March 1968, Burlington Magazine, vol. 111, March 1969, p. xxxii, N1 B87 111:1 (OVERSIZE SERIALS) (YCBA)

Talk of the Studios, The Critic, vol 13, 1 March 1854, p. 139, Available online : British Periodicals, ProQues

Taste & beauty in three dimensions : Paul Mellon and British sculpture, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 2002, p. [4], no. 11, V 1426 (YCBA)

The Fine Art Society, British Sculpture 1850-1914, , London, 1968, pp. 5, 7, 32, no. 162, NB467 F55 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Elfrida Thornycroft, Bronze and Steel, The Life of Thomas Thornycroft, Sculptor and Engineer , The King's Home Press, Long Compton, 1932, pp. 55-56, 2010 356 (Beinecke)

Victorian and Edwardian Decorative Arts: the Handley-Read Collection, Catalogue of an Exhibition 4 March to 30 April 1972. , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 30 April 1972, p. 55, no. C61, Fiche B257 (YCBA) Hard copy also available at LSF Nk775 L66 (OVERSIZE)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 40, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Adam White, Hamo Thornycroft and the Martyr Gerneral, vol. 2, The Henry Moore center for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds, England, 1991, p. 54, NJ18 T387 W55 1991 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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