42.5 x 53.4cm sheet (irreg.)
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.
'Diverse, individual and imaginative' by Peter Raissis, pg.24-27, Look Jul 2009, Jul 2009, 26 (illus.).
Roger Benjamin (Australia, b.1957) (Author), Ursula Prunster (Australia) (Author), Lynne Thornton (Author), Mounira Khemir (Author), Orientalism - Delacroix to Klee, Domain, 1997, 61 (colour illus.). cat.no. 6
Ewen McDonald (Australia) (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, Sydney, 1994, 127 (colour illus.).
Renée Free (Australia) (Author), Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Domain, 1995, 4, 7.
Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 14 Jul 1995–17 Sep 1995.
Orientalism - Delacroix to Klee, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 06 Dec 1997–22 Feb 1998.
Orientalism - Delacroix to Klee, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 20 Mar 1998–07 Jun 1998.