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Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother

A work made of lithograph in black on buff wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph in black on buff wove paper.




Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863)
printed by Castille (French, 19th century)

About this artwork

Delacroix based this lithograph on a painting he exhibited at the 1831 Paris Salon to great acclaim, with one critic writing, “Never has this singular artist painted a man that resembles a man, the way his tiger resembles a tiger.” Like the nearby engraving after Rubens’s Lion Hunt (2010.48), this canvas became more widely known through the circulation of a printed reproduction. Delacroix produced this lithograph for the nascent arts and literature periodical L’Artiste, specifically in honor of its supportive director, Achille Ricourt.


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Eugène Delacroix


Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother


France (Artist's nationality:)

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Lithograph in black on buff wove paper


Image: 11.2 × 18.7 cm (4 7/16 × 7 3/8 in.); Sheet: 22.5 × 31 cm (8 7/8 × 12 1/4 in.)

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Albert Roullier Memorial Collection

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