(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)
- Temporary exhibitions gallery
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Delacroix never had the opportunity to observe lions and tigers in the wild. His superbly vivid renderings of big cats are based on careful studies of their anatomy and poses which he made at the various Paris zoos and menageries in the company of the animal sculptor, Antoine-Louis Barye. The large body of the reposing tiger in this print echoes the shapes of the distant mountains.
- 32.5 x 46.2 cm image; 42.5 x 53.4 cm sheet (irreg.)
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1993
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