An image of Royal tiger

Eugène Delacroix

(France 26 Apr 1798 – 13 Aug 1863)

Royal tiger

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
1829
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
32.5 x 46.2 cm image; 42.5 x 53.4 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1993
Accession number
488.1993