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On the Brink (1865)

Elmore, Alfred (painter)

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On the Brink (1865)


Elmore, Alfred (painter) [ULAN info: British artist, 1815-1881]







Technique Description

oil on canvas on panel


height: 113.7 cm
width: 83.7 cm


19th century




given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1975 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

E.J. Coleman; Randall Davies (1866-1946); sale by his executors, Sotheby's, 10-11 February 1947 (168), bt. A.N.L. Munby, Litt. D.; bought from his executors

The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum in memory of Dr A.N.L. Munby, with a contribution from the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid.


  1. signature
    Position: lower left
    Content: A. Elmore.
  2. date
    Position: lower left
    Content: 1865

  3. Position: verso, upper left
    Content: Homberg....A Elmore R A


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 106]
  2. Fine Arts: Royal Academy, [page: 593]
    Source title: The Athenaeum (29 1865)
  3. Exhibition of the Royal Academy, London? [page: 12]
    Source title: Times (29 1865)
  4. 'Fine Arts: Exhibition of the Royal Academy', London? [page: 451]
    Source title: Illustrated London News (13 1865)
  5. Academy Alphabet, [page: 197]
    Source title: Punch (13 1865)
  6. The Royal Academy, [page: 166]
    Source title: The Art-Journal (1 1865)
  7. (1962) Victorian Paintings,
    [comments: pl. 3, exhibition catalogue]
  8. Sutton, Denys (1963) Nocturne: The Art of James McNeill Whistler, London? [page: 28]
  9. Reynolds, Graham (1966) Victorian Painting, London? [page: 95, 110, 114]
    [comments: pl. 61 (colour)]
  10. Maas, Jeremy (1969) Victorian Painters, London? [page: 240]
  11. Wood, Christopher (1971) Dictionary of Victorian Painters, : Woodbridge [page: 43]
    [comments: repr. 261]
  12. Goodison, J.W. (1967) [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960], London [page: 759]
    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
    [comments: fig. 86]
  13. (1976) Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The Annual Reports of the Syndicate and of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for the Year ending 31 December 1975, Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: pl. IV]
  14. Goodison, J.W. (1977) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 70-71]
    [comments: pl. 43]
  15. Session 8... Alfred Elmore's 'On the Brink',
    Source title: Bulletin of the Association of Art Historians (1981)
    [comments: n.p.]
  16. Casteras, Susan P. (1982) The Substance and the Shadow: Images of Victorian Womanhood, New Haven: New Haven, Yale Center for British Art [page: 72]
    [comments: cat. no. 29]

Accession Number

PD.108-1975 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 864; Input Date: 1999-12-23 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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