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Lion de l'Atlas (Lion of the Atlas Mountains)

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Eugène Delacroix, Lion de l'Atlas (Lion of the Atlas Mountains), 1829, lithograph on cream wove paper, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, public domain, 43.10.3

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Title

Lion de l'Atlas (Lion of the Atlas Mountains)

Artist

Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863)

Date

1829

Medium

lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 13 1/8 in x 18 7/16 in; sheet: 18 3/4 in x 24 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

French

Credit Line

Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer

Accession Number

43.10.3

Copyright

public domain

Terms

lion

lithography

planographic printing

planographic prints

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

Lower Level

Helen Copeland Gallery

Description

Eugène Delacroix first became interested in depicting felines at the Jardin des Plantes, the zoo and botanical garden in Paris. He frequently sketched the animals there, accounting for the striking realism in this ferocious lion, biting into a wide-eyed rabbit.

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