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Title

Lion of Atlas

1829


Artist

Eugène Delacroix

France

26 Apr 1798 - 13 Aug 1863


About

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.


Details


Alternative title

Lion de l'Atlas


Date

1829


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Edition

ii of 4 states


Dimensions

48.3 x 63.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

45.1979


Artist information

Eugène Delacroix

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin, Citizen Artist - Daumier and his time, Sydney, 1991, 12. no catalogue numbers

Nicolas Draffin, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Prints and Drawings - Australia, European and American', pg. 47-66, Sydney, 1981, 51 (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Renée Free, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'The Western Heritage, Renaissance to Twentieth Century', pg. 108-172, Sydney, 1994, 127 (colour illus.).

Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, 'French romanticism', pg. 4, Sydney, 1995, 4, 7. no catalogue numbers