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England 19th century, depicting Van Amburgh, in classical attire, bravely opening a lion's mouth. Included is a miniature Staffordshire figure of a standing lion (3.25 x 2.75 in.)
12.75 in.Estate of the Late Phyllis J. Prather, owner of The Brass Lantern, Greensboro, NC
Isaac A. Van Amburgh (1808 - 1865) was a famous animal trainer or lion tamer in the early 19th century. He often performed with lions, tigers and a panther, his act was a popular entertainment at a time when the populous seldom encountered exotic animals.
No condition concerns.