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Tiger Ready to Spring

A work made of cliché verre on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of cliché verre on cream wove paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Eugène Delacroix
French, 1798-1863

About this artwork

In contrast to the many resting tigers depicted by Delacroix in paintings, lithographs, and etchings, this one stands upright on its feet, tense and snarling at a challenger to the left. This is a rare instance of the artist’s use of the cliché verre technique, in which lines were etched or drawn on a glass plate to make a photographically produced image. Here the sparely delineated strokes imbue the wiry cat with an almost electric sense of anticipation and compact power.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Eugène Delacroix

Title

Tiger Ready to Spring

Origin

France

Date

Artist's working dates 1818–1863

Medium

Cliché verre on cream wove paper

Dimensions

158 × 191 mm (image); 167 × 201 mm (plate); 170 × 205 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of the Print and Drawing Club

Reference Number

1926.2233

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