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Abbey, Edwin Austin [1852-1911. USA/UK. Painter/Illustrator/Muralist]


Edward Austin Abbey [also known as E.A. Abbey] was born in Philadelphia, Pennsyl… subscribers only

La reine dans Hamlet, 1895, oil, by Edwin Austin Abbey

La reine dans Hamlet, 1895, oil, by Edwin Austin Abbey


1. A Description of Edwin Austin Abbey's Quest of the Holy Grail, a Frieze in the Boston Public Library Boston, MA: Association Publications, 1936

2. American art posters of the 1890s in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, including the Leonard A. Lauder collection. Catalogued by David W. Kiehl. New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams, 1987

3. Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911). An Exhibition Organized By the Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT: ale University Printing Service, 1973

4. G. H. H. ‘The Edwin Austin Abbey Collection’. Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University vol. 9, no. 1 June 1939, pp. 10-13

5. Gray, A. Stuart. Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1985

6. Lucas, E. V. Edwin Austin Abbey, Royal Academician: The Record of His Life and Work, vols I & II. New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons and Methuen & Company, Ltd., 1921

7. Marke, G. Mortimer. ‘Edwin Austin Abbey - painter or illustrator? A study in comparitive values’. Arts & Decoration vol. 2, no. 2, December 1911 pp. 60-62

8. O’Shaughnessey, Margaret. ‘Edwin Austin Abbey's Reinterpretation of the Grail Quest: The Boston Public Library Murals’. Arthuriana vol. 4, no. 4, Winter 1994 pp. 298-312

9. Paintings and sculpture in the collection of the National Academy of Design. Edited by David Bernard Dearinge. New York, NY: The National Academy of Design, 2004

10. Paintings Drawings and Pastels by Edwin Austin. New Haven, CT: Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1939

11. Simpson, Marc. ‘Windows on the Past: Edwin Austin Abbey and Francis Davis Millet in England’. The American Art Journal vol. 22, no. 3, Autumn, 1990, pp. 64-89


American Gallery 

Art Renewal Center 

Art UK 


Artist Biographies [Subscription service] 


Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

Getty Library Catalog 

Internet Archive: Edwin Austin Abbey, royal academician; the record of his life and work. Volume I 1852-1893 by E.V. Lucas (1921) 

Internet Archive: Edwin Austin Abbey, royal academician; the record of his life and work. Volume I 1893-1911 by E.V. Lucas (1921) 

Lucy Oakley, ‘Abbey, Edwin Austin (1852–1911)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [Subscription service] 

N. Elizabeth Schlatter. "Abbey, Edwin Austin”. American National Biography Online 

National Art Library Catalogue 

Norman Rockwell Museum 

Pamela H. Simpson. Edwin Austin Abbey. Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee 

Royal Collection Trust - The Coronation of King Edward VII (1841-1910) 


The Victorian Web 

University of Glasgow 


YouTube. Edwin Austin Abbey 

YouTube. Edwin Austin Abbey 

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