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Richard Ansdell
Fine Art and Antiques auctioneers & valuers, the third largest
international auction house with over 700 sales annually.

Border Collie Museum Massachusetts, USA
This extensive site covers the Border Collie in art, with a series of pages devoted to the work of Ansdell. It is run by my good friends Carole and Pres Presberg

Bridgeman Art Library
The Bridgeman Art Library is the World's most comprehensive source of fine art images for reproduction with offices in London, Paris and New York.

Brookwood Cemetery Society
A guide to events and news surrounding this Surrey cemetery, its history and notable residents, including Richard Ansdell and many other famous Victorians. Webmaster – my friend and ally, John Clarke.

In 1766, James Christie opened his London auction house and launched the world's first fine art auctioneers. Christie’s hold the world record for an Ansdell painting entitled
“The Wounded Hound” bought for £420,000 in November 2006.

Edinburgh Castle
You will find Richard Ansdell’s epic painting “The Fight for the Standard at the Battle of Waterloo”in the Great Hall.

Fylde Borough Council -
A collection of art and sculpture donated by local dignitaries (most notably Alderman Dawson) to the Council for the people to enjoy. It was fashionable in Edwardian times to donate a painting from your private collection to mark an auspicious occasion. A brand new purpose built gallery at the new Booths supermarket has given a permanent home to a rotating exhibition of these artefacts for the first time in almost a century. The Council own a large amount of Richard Ansdell’s.

Harris Museum Preston
Here you will find a number of Richard Ansdell paintings including another epic “The Death of Sir William Lambton at the Battle of Marston Moor"

The International Slavery Museum
Based in the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Liverpool's Albert Dock, it explores both the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery. The museum addresses the many legacies of the slave trade and tells stories of bravery and rebellion amongst the enslaved people. These are stories which have been largely untold.

'There is a strikingly repulsive 1861 oil by Richard Ansdell showing a heroic African fighting
off a slave-trader's dogs with an axe.'
"Stephen Bayley 'The Observer' newspaper 2nd September 2007

Ansdell would have been delighted with this description - around 150 years after he painted it, it still carries a powerful anti slave trade message".

Lytham St. Annes Civic Society
This Society, amongst many other things, is responsible for the preservation of historical links in the town, including the erection of commemorative Blue Plaques.

Lytham St. Annes
Living legends tourist attraction: "The Fylde Gallery" displaying some of the Council's collection of Ansdell paintings, beautifully conserved by the Lancashire Museums Service.

National Portrait Gallery
Founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women, the collection represents the most comprehensive of its kind. I compiled and restructured their database of known portraits (photographic and otherwise) of Richard Ansdell

Richard Green Gallery, London
Specialises in a wide range of fine quality paintings spanning 17th Century Masters to 20th Century British Art.

Royal Academy London
Every Royal Academician has an Academy ‘piece’. Ansdell’s is entitled “The Chase”.

Royal Holloway, University of London (Egham, Surrey) Picture Gallery
In the last years of his life, between 1881 and 1883, Thomas Holloway, a self-made multi-millionaire whose fortune had been made in patent medicines, paid well over 80,000 pounds (equivalent to more than 6 million pounds in today's terms) for the seventy-seven paintings (including Ansdell's"The Drovers' Halt") which make up the Royal Holloway Collection. Dr. Mary Cowling has added a good biography and professional appraisal of "The Drovers' Halt".

Premier auction house for fine art, antiques, books, jewelry, toys, dolls, and other collectible memorabilia. Sotheby’s often include Ansdell paintings in their major Scottish sale at Gleneagles in the Highlands, every Autumn.

The Kennel Club, London
A collection of notable dog paintings including “Buy a Dog Ma’am” which Ansdell painted to protest about the miserable conditions that street sellers’ dogs had to endure.

Thomas Oldham Barlow 1824 - 1889
Close friend and contemporary. The Ansdell and the Barlow families were neighbours and shared much of the events in eachothers' lives. Thomas Oldham Barlow was an accomplished engraver, popularising the paintings of many of the artists of the day, including Richard Ansdell. Barlow became a Royal Academician in 1881.

Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool houses one of Europe's finest collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture and decorative art and holds the second largest collection of Ansdell works.
The “National Gallery” of the North.

William Secord Gallery, Manhattan
Specialising in exhibitions and sale of the fine nineteenth and twentieth century dog and animal paintings. The only gallery of its kind in North America, it was established by William Secord in 1990. William Secord has written some fine books with lavish coloured illustrations including some of the best of Ansdell’s dog paintings