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Heads and Paws of Lions

A work made of watercolor and graphite on tan wove paper.
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  • A work made of watercolor and graphite on tan wove paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863

About this artwork

While Delacroix never completed classical academy training, the practice of drawing from three-dimensional sculptural fragments stayed with him. He sketched details for future paintings like these from live caged animals as well as from dissected cadavers. Delacroix’s friend and fellow artist Antoine-Louis Barye even used casts of animal parts for his monochrome bronzes. In contrast, Delacroix’s touches of color increase the liveliness of these isolated images.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

Title

Heads and Paws of Lions

Origin

France

Date

Artist's working dates 1818–1863

Medium

Watercolor and graphite on tan wove paper

Dimensions

192 × 123 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1925.1542

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