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Tigre royal (Royal Tiger)

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Eugène Delacroix, Tigre royal (Royal Tiger), 1829, lithograph on cream wove paper, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, public domain, 43.10.4

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Title

Tigre royal (Royal Tiger)

Related Titles

display title: Tigre Royal (Royal Tiger)

original language: Tigre Royal

translated: Royal Tiger

Artist

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863)

Date

1829

Medium

lithograph on cream wove paper

Catalogue Raisonné

Delteil 080 iii

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 12 7/8 in x 18 1/2 in; sheet: 18 1/8 in x 22 1/2 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

French

Credit Line

Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer

Accession Number

43.10.4

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Animalia

lithography

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

tiger

Description

This print of a Royal tiger was created as a pair with Lion de l’Atlas (Lion of the Mountains) [see Related Artworks] to reference the games of ancient Rome, where Barbary lions and Bengal tigers were regularly pitted against each other. While the tiger here looks passive, these cats were usually victorious in such showdowns.

History
Exhibitions

2000 Old Master Prints and Drawings Portland Art Museum

2017 Kingdom Animalia: Animals in Print from Dürer to Picasso Portland Art Museum

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