48.3 x 63.1cm sheet
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.
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 127 (colour illus.).
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Author), Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Domain, 1991, 12. no catalogue numbers
Renée Free (Australia) (Author), Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Domain, 1995, 4, 7. no catalogue numbers
Art Gallery of New South Wales (Australia, estab. 1874) (Author), Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, Sydney, 1981, 51 (illus.). no catalogue numbers
Three years on: Acquisitions 1978-81, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 15 Oct 1981–01 Dec 1981.
Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 02 Nov 1990–27 Jan 1991.
Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 14 Jul 1995–17 Sep 1995.