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Creator Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, 1802–1873, British
Title Portrait of Mr. Van Amburgh, As He Appeared with His Animals at the London Theatres
Alternate Title(s) Captain van Amsburgh
Date Summer 1846 to March 1847
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 69 1/4 x 94 inches (175.9 x 238.8 cm) Frame: 85 1/4 x 108 x 6 1/4 inches (216.5 x 274.3 x 15.9 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1977.14.61
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1668387
People Represented or Subject • Amburgh, Van
Subject Terms advertisement | cage | costume | fear | flowers (plants) | food | genre subject | gesture | laurel crown | lions | performance | performer | portrait | sporting art | stage | tamer | tigers | whip | zoo
Publications

Diana Donald, Picturing animals in Britain, 1750-1850, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 192-195, no. 180, N7660 D67 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


J. Batty, Landseer's animal illustrations, Nimrod, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1990, p. 89, NJ18 L244 B27 1990 (YCBA)


J. Batty, Landseer's animal illustrations, Nimrod, Alton, Hampshire, England, 1990, p. 89, NJ18 L244 B27 1990 (YCBA)


Campbell Lennie, Landseer, the Victorian paragon, Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976, pp. 104-106, 231, NJ18 L244 L45 (YCBA)


Frederic George Stephens, Memoirs of Sir Edwin Landseer, a sketch of the life of the artist : illustrated with reproductions of twenty-four of his most popular works, G. Bell & Sons, London, 1874, pp. 102-103, 116-117, 155, NJ18 L244 S74 1874 (YCBA)


James Alexander Manson, Sir Edwin Landseer, R. A., W. Scott Publishing Co., London New York, 1902, pp. 135-137, WB 18411 (LSF - MUDD)


Frederic George Stephens, Sir Edwin Landseer, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1881, pp. 80, 90, Fiche N.4.2.572 (SML) , Hard copy in poor condition availbale at LSF - WB 19504;


The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 139 (v.1), N5054 A545 1951 52 (YCBA)


The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 139 (v.1), Fiche B185 (YCBA)


Gustav Friedrich Waagen, Treasures of art in Great Britain, being an account of the chief collections of paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated mss., & c., &c., London, 1854, pp. 277-228 (v .2), N1020 W22 (YCBA)


John Wilmerding, In honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, pp. 262-263, fig. 4, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA)


John Wilmerding, In honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, pp. 262-263, fig. 4, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA)


Simon Schama, The Yale Centre for British Art, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3923, May 20, 1977, p. 620, Film S748 (SML) , Also avaiable online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)


Stephen Duffy, Landseer and the Lion-tamer, the Portrait of Mr. Van Amburgh at Yale, British Art Journal, vol. 3, no. 3, Autumn 2002, pp. 25-35, fig. 2, N6761 B74+ (YCBA)


Christie's Sale Catalogue : Fine Victorian Pictures : Friday, 25 July 1975, Christie's, Friday, July 25, 1975, p. 22, lot 82, pl. 23, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)


Moses Foster Sweetser, Landseer, vol. 3, J.R. Osgood, Boston, MA, 1882, pp. 102-103, 135, NJ18 R36 S84 (YCBA)


Evelyn Wellington, A descriptive and historical catalogue of the collection of pictures and sculpture at Apsley House, Longman, London, New York, etc., 1901, pp. 335-337, no. 199, N5245 A6 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Oliver Millar, The Victorian pictures in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; New York, 1992, pp. 149-150 (v.1), ND192 V5 M55 1992 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Richard Ormond, The Monarch of the Glen, Landseer in the Highlands, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2005, p. 65, NJ18.L244 O73 2005 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Richard Ormond, Sir Edwin Landseer, Rizzoli, London, 1981, p. 205, NJ18 L244 O74 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Walter Gilbey, Animal Painters of England from the year 1650, a brief history of their lives and works. Illustrated with twenty-eight specimens of their paintings, chiefly from wood engravings by F. Babbage., Vinton, London, 1900-1911, pp. 61, 77 (v.2), ND1383 G7 G55 (YCBA)


A.H. Saxon, The Life and Art of Andrew Ducrow and the romantic age of the English circus, Archon Books, Hamden, CT, 1978, p. 322, fig. 71, GV1811 D78 S39 (LSF)


C.M. Kauffmann, Catalogue of paintings in the Wellington Museum, Apsley House, English Heritage, London, 2009, pp. 16, 164, N1158 .A531 2009 (YCBA)


Madeline House, The letters of Charles Dickens, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965-2002, pp. 89, 128 (v.5) ; p. 381 (v.10), PR4581 A3 1965 (BASS)


Madeline House, The letters of Charles Dickens, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1965-2002, pp. 89, 128 (v.5) ; p. 381 (v.10), PR4581 A3 1965 (BASS)


Christie's Advertisement, Apollo, vol. 102, July 1975, p. 39 (supp.), N1 A54 102 : 1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


John Ashton, Gossip in the first decade of Victoria's reign, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1903, p. 86, DA533 A76 (YCBA)


The Great Duke and the Arts, [editorial], Apollo, September 1973, pp. 168-169, N1 A54 98:1 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Julian Treuherz, The Manchester Royal Jubliee Exhibition of 1887, Victorian Poetry, vol. 25, West Virginia University Press, Autumn Winter 1987, pp. 197, 216, Available online at JSTOR , Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40002955; Hard cooy also available: Ia105 V6655 (SML)


Our Steel Engravings, Art Journal, vol. 5, 1879, p. 314, J10 Ar741 OVERSIZE (SML)


Foreign Correspondence, Items, etc., The Crayon, vol. 8, June 1861, p. 133, Oniline: JSTOR , also available in hard copy : N1 C73 OVERSIZE (LSF); reprint ediition available at HAAS : N1 C73 1970 OVERSIZE (HAAS)


The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, The Times (London), , Saturday, May 1, 1847, p. 6, Available online : Times Digital Archive , Also available on Microfilm : An T482 (SML)


Landseer at the Royal Academy, The Times (London), London, Monday, January 5, 1874, p. 6, Available online : Times Digital Archive , Also available on Microfilm : An T482 (SML)


Fine Arts, Daily News, London, Tuesday, May 4, 1847, p. 4, Online Resource , Available online in 19th Century British Library Newspapers


The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, London, Tuesday, May 4, 1847, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Morning Post, , London, Tuesday, May 4, 1847, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, London, Thursday, May 6, 1847, p. 3, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Morning Post, , London, Thursday, May 6, 1847, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Bury and Norwich Post, no. 3385, Wednesday, May 12, 1847, p. 1, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, The Era, London, Sunday, June 13, 1847, p. 10, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Opening of Apsley House to the Public, Daily News, London, Wednesday, January 5,1853, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Opening of Apsley House to the Public, Examiner, no. 2345, London, Saturday, January 8, 1853, p. 23, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Apsley House, The Ipswich Journal, Ipswich, England, Saturday, January 8, 1853, p. 3, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Exhibition Catalogue. 1847. 79th., Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 79, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1847, p. 12, no. 186, N5054 A53 65-79


General Intelligence, The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, Hull, England, Friday, January 14, 1853, p. 7, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Opening of Apsley House to the Public, The Royal Cornwall Gazette, Truro, England, Friday, January 14, 1853, p. 6, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


The Duchess of Wellington's Ball, Morning Post, , London, Monday, July 14, 1856, p. 5, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


General News, [brief death notice of Van Amburgh], Hampshire Advertiser, Southampton, England, Saturday, December 23, 1865, p. 2, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Death of Sir Edwin Landseer, Birmingham Daily Post, Birmingham, England, Friday, October 3, 1873, p. 6, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Death of Sir Edwin Landseer, Bristol Mercury, Bristol, England, Saturday, October 4, 1873, p. 3, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Sir Edwin Landseer, Morning Post, , London, Friday, October 3, 1873, p. 5, Online Resource , Available at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Fine Arts, Private Galleries and Studios. No. 1 - Apsley House, Examiner, no. 3122, London, Saturday, November 30, 1867, p. 8, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


George Cressal Ellis, Original Correspondence, [letter to the editor], The Era, London, Sunday, December 31, 1865, p. 11, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


Sir Edwin Landseer, The Star, Saint Peter Port, England, Thursday, October 9, 1873, p. 4, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


The Landseer Collection at the Royal Academy, Morning Post, , London, Saturday, January 3, 1874, p. 6, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


The Landseer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, Daily News, London, Monday, January 5, 1874, p. 2, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


Art Notes, The Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, England, Saturday, April 7, 1883, p. 7, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


Art at the Manchester Jubliee Exhibition, The Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, England, Monday, May 9, 1887, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


A Famous Picadilly Mansion, Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, London, Sunday, September 20, 1891, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


Lions and their tamers, The Graphic, London, Saturday, December 26, 1896, p. 811, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Newspapers


National Exhibtion of Works of Art at Leeds, 1686, official catalogue, Edward Baines and Sons, Leeds, 1868, p. 80, no. 1361, N5056 L4 N3 1868 (YCBA Rare Books)


Critical Notices of the Pictures and Water Colour Drawings in the Royal Jubliee Exhibition, Manchester 1887, originally published in the Manchester Courier, John Heywood, Manchester, 1887, p. 45, N5056 M36 A85 1887 (YCBA Rare Books)


William Michael Rossetti, The Landseer Exhibition at Burlington House, second notice, Academy, issue no. 88, London, January 10, 1874, p. 45, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest British Periodicals; also available on microfilm S2503(SML)


Sir Edwin Landseer, Illustrated Review, London, February 1873, p. 143, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest British Periodicals


Van Amburgh, Monthly Chronicle of North-country lore and legend, Newcastle-upon-tyne, England, August 1887, p. 247, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest British Periodicals


Fine Arts, Seventy-ninth exhibition of the Royal Academy, Examiner, no. 2049, London, Saturday, May 8, 1847, p. 293, Online Resource , Available online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers


Cartoon, Punch, vol. 12, January-June 1847, p. 201, A 95 P97 12-12 OVERSIZE (SML)


John Turner, Victorian Arena, the performers : a dictionary of British circus biography, Formby, England, 1995, p. 4 (v.1), GV1811 G7 T87 1995 (SML)


A.H. Saxon, Edwin Landseer's Joke on Macready, Nineteenth Century Theatre Research, vol. 6, Autumn 1978, pp. 89-93, PN2580 N55 6


The works of E. Landseer at Burlington House, Art Journal, London, February 1874, p. 55, Available online at Britiish Periodicals I , Hard Copy available at LSF [T10 Ar 74 OVERSIZE (LSF)]


Sir Edwin Landseer's spot of red, The Leisure Hour, London, June 13, 1874, p. 378, Available online at British Periodicals


Van Amburgh and the Lion, Art Journal, vol. 41, London, October 1879, p. 208, Available online at British Periodicals I , Also available at LSF in Hard Copy [J 10 Ar74 41 (LSF)]


The Works of Landseer, Scotsman, Scotsman Publications, January 5, 1874, p. 5, Online resource : Proquest Historical Newspapers , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The Scotsman (1817-1950)


The Landseer pictures at Burlington House, The Manchester Guardian, January 6, 1874, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The Guardian and The Observer )1791-2003)


Royal Academy, Works of Sir Edwin Landseer, The Observer, London, January 4, 1874, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The Guardian (1791-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)


Joseph Hatton, Three months with a 'Lion King', The Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 10, March 1873, p. 254, Available online at British Periodicals I


Aquilius, Subjects for Pictures, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, vol. 63 :388, Edinburgh, February 1848, p. 182, Available online at British Periodicals I


Exhibition of the Royal Academy, The Fine Arts Journal, vol. 1, London, May 8, 1847, pp. 424-425, Available online at British Periodicals I


Royal Academy, The Observer, London, May 9, 1847, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)


Kurt Koenigsberger, The novel and the menagerie, totality, Englishness, and Empire, Ohio University Press, Columbus, OH, 2007, pp. 32-33, 41, 42, fig. 5, PR878.N3557 K64 2007 (SML)


S.L. Kotar, The Rise of the American circus 1716-1899, McFarland & Co., Jefferson, NC, 2011, p. 133, GV1803 .K67X 2011 (SML)


Christopher Hibbert, Wellington, A personal history, HarperCollins, London, 1997, p. 205, DA68.12 W4 H53 1997 (SML)


Louise Lippincott, Fierce friends, artists and animals, 750-1900, London ; New York : Merrell ; Amsterdam, 2005, pp. 100-101, N7660 .L53 2005 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


Leeds National Exhibition of Art, Art Journal, May 1868, p. 97, Available online at British Periodicals I


Apsley House-the private view, Leader, vol. 4, January 8, 1853, p. 33, Available online at British Periodicals I


The Royal Academy, Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art, vol. 33, May 25, 1872, p. 663, Available online at British Periodicals I


Apsley House, Art Journal, February 1853, p. 44, Available online at British Periodicals I


The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Sharpe's London Magazine, vol. 4.85, June 12, 1847, p. 108, Available online at British Periodicals I


Art at the Manchester exhibition, Athenaeum, London, July 16, 1887, p. 92, Available online at British Periodicals I


Affairs in England, The Landseer Exhibition, New York Times, January 17, 1874, p. 3, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The New York Times (1851-2008)


Apsley House, The Observer, London, January 10, 1853, p. 5, Online Resource , Available online at ProQuest Historical Newspapers : The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)


R. J. Hoage, New worlds, new animals, from menagerie to zoological park in the nineteenth century, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1996, p. 48, QL76 N48X 1996 (SML)


R. J. Hoage, New worlds, new animals, from menagerie to zoological park in the nineteenth century, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1996, p. 48, QL76 N48X 1996 (SML)


Literature : New Books and New Editions, Scotsman, October 9, 1879, p. 3, Online Resource , Available online : ProQuest Historical Newspapers: listed as as "Article 14 - no title"


Matthew Wittmann, Circus and the City, New York, 1793-2010, The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, New Haven, 2012, pp.110-11, no. 5, GV1803 .W58 2012 (YCBA)


Susan Dunne, Nicola Hicks finds expressive matches, Hartford Courant, Hartford, December 8, 2013, p. G6, Available online : Orbis and Proquest Digital Microfilm

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