Social History


Animals in the Arts

Individual painters who chose animal subjects

Individual illustrators/caricaturists who chose animal subjects


Assael, Brenda. The Circus and Victorian Society. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2005.

Ayres, Brenda. Victorians and Their Animals: Beast on a Leash. London: Routledge, 2019.

"Bear-Baiting and Dog-Fighting Bill" (21 Febrary 1826). Hansard. Web. 5 October 2020.

Burdett, Sarah. The Rights of Animals; or, The responsibility and obligation of man.... London: John Mortimer, 1839. Internet Archive, contributed by Oxford University. Web. 15 October 2020.

Cattle Ill-Treatment Bill (9 March 1824). Hansard. Web. 5 October 2020.

Clark, J. F. M. Bugs and the Victorians. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Coleman, Sydney H. Humane Society Leaders in America, with a Sketch of the Early history of the Humane Movement in England. Albany: The American Humane Association, 1924. Hathi Trust, from a book in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 5 October 2020.

Darwin, Charles. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. New York: Appleton & Co., 1871. Internet Archive. Contributed by an unknown library. Web. 5 October 2020.

Dorré, Gina M. Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse. Pbk ed. London: Routledge, 2016.

Gordon, W. J. The Horse World of London. London: Religious Tract Society, 1893. Internet Archive, contributed by Boston Library, from the Webster Family Library of Veterinary Science. Web. 15 October 2020.

"Ill-Treatment of Cattle Bill" (7 June 1822). Hansard. Web. 5 October 2020.

Jenkins, Garry. A Home of Their Own: The Heartwarming 150-year History of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. London: Bantam, 2011.

Lane, Charles Henry. Dog Shows ... and Doggy People. London: Hutchinson, 1902. Internet Archive, from a copy in the University of California Libraries. Web. 21 September 2020.

McShane, Clay, and Joel A. Tarr. The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.

Mazzeno, Laurence W., and Ronald D. Morrison, ed. Animals in Victorian Literature: Context for Criticism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

O'Sullivan, Siobhan. Animals, Democracy and Equality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Preece, Rod, and Lorna Chamberlain. Animal Welfare and Human Values. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1993.

Ritvo, Harriet. The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Salt, Henry Stephens. Animals' Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progress. Rev. ed. London: Bell, 1922. Internet Archive, contributed by Cornell University Library. Web. 15 October 2020.

Sewell, Anna. Black Beauty: His Grooms and Companions. The Autobiography of a Horse. London: Jarrold, 1877. Internet Archive, contributed by University of California Libraries. Web. 15 October 2020.

Statement of the Society for the Protection of Animals Liable to Vivisection. Report of the Royal Commission on Vivisection. Westminster, 1876. Internet Archive, from an unknown library. Web. 15 October 2020.

"Two Dog-Shows." All the Year Round. Vol VII: 493-97. Internet Archive, from a copy in the University of Oxford Library. Web. 21 September 2020.

Worboys, Michael, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton. The invention of the Modern Dog: Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Created 21 September 2020
Last modified 17 November 2023