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Lion with Cubs

A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1831

Artist:

Johann Höchle
German, 1790-1835

About this artwork

Other 19th-century European artists found wild animal imagery as irresistible as did Delacroix. While lacking the raw power of Delacroix’s velvety and incised lithographs, this image of a lioness and her cub must be indebted to his 1831 Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother (1922.4476). While Delacroix sought to find the human in feline physiognomy, Höchle’s slightly caricatured rendition succeeds, though losing something of the grandeur found in Delacroix’s work.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Johann Höchle

Title

Lion with Cubs

Origin

Germany

Date

1831

Medium

Lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

285 × 392 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.711

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