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Title

Lion of Atlas

1829

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

France

26 Apr 1798 - 13 Aug 1863

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Eugène Delacroix

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications

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