Wax Figure, Daniel Lambert, at Mix's Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, from a disassembled album

Wax Figure, Daniel Lambert, at Mix's Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, from a disassembled album
Title
Wax Figure, Daniel Lambert, at Mix's Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, from a disassembled album
Date 
1813
Medium 
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on paper whose left side is laid on verso of 287a
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 13 in. ( 20.3 x 33 cm )
Description 
Figure
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1953.287b
Marks 
inscription: lower right: "new-haven, mix's museum, august 30, 1813" inscription: left: "daniel Lambert/aged 39 Years/who died/in Stamfort (England)/on the 28th of june 1809./his Coffin measured 6 feet, 4 in. long/4 feet, 4 inches Wide/and/2 feet, 4 inches high./At his death he weighed 739 pounds./he measured 3 yards, 4 inches/Round the Body;/and/1 yard, 1 inch, Round/the leg."
Inscriptions 
Inscribed along left side in brown ink: "daniel Lambert / aged 39 years, / who died / in Hamfort (England) / on the 28th june 1809. / his coffin measured, 6 feet 4 in / long. / 4 feet, 4 inches, wide, / and / 2 feet 4 inches high. / at his death he weighted 739, pounds / he measured 3 yards 4 inches / Round the body; / and / 1, yard 1, inch, Round / the leg."; at lower right in brown ink: "new-haven, mix's museum. august 30 1813."
Gallery Label 
John Mix's Museum in New Haven offered to the visitor an assorted variety of exhibits which are described in a fourteen-pate catalog issued in 1812, shortly before the de Neuvilles' visit. The "curiosities" to be seen included wax figures "as large as life," paintings, beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and reptiles. The museum catalog cits the following description among the listing of wax figures: "Daniel Lambert, weighing 739 lbs."
Provenance 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group