An image of Lion of Atlas

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Lion of Atlas

Location
Not on display
Further information

Delacroix’s portrayals of wild cats owe a fundamental debt to the lithographs of Géricault. He also greatly admired the works of the British animal painters George Stubbs and James Ward. Delacroix remained deeply fascinated by the ferocity of wild animals, which for many romantics revealed nature’s primal energies beyond the power of human reason.

Year
1829
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
48.3 x 63.1 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1979
Accession number
45.1979