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.

Date:

1831

Artist:

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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Artist

Eugène Delacroix

Title

Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother

Origin

France

Date

1831

Medium

Lithograph in black on buff wove paper

Dimensions

112 × 187 mm (image); 225 × 310 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Albert Roullier Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.4476

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