Variations on a title have been suggested:
'Mount Ararat' is the preferred title.
It was described by the Pennells as the second of three satirical pictures of Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), showing 'a Noah's ark stranded on a hill, with little figures approaching it, or perched on the roof, all in the obnoxious frills.' 4
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913) stated that The Loves of the Lobsters [YMSM 209] and Mount Ararat [YMSM 210] were smaller than The Gold Scab [YMSM 208]. 5 The Gold Scab measures 186.7 x 139.7 cm (73 1/2 x 55").
The subject is Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892).
Last updated: 10th November 2019 by Margaret