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Lion's Head and Sketch of a Lion

A work made of charcoal and graphite, with stumping, and red chalk with touches of white chalk, on brown wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of charcoal and graphite, with stumping, and red chalk with touches of white chalk, on brown wove paper.

Date:

c. 1860-70

Artist:

Edmé Saint-Marcel
French, 1819-1890

About this artwork

The resting head of this sizable lion and the inset detail of his full body suggest that the artist was sketching from life. The rich textures of the chalk highlights and the overall detail reveal that the sleeping pose was no accident, and that the drawing was in fact made in the only moment the animal remained still enough to be captured on paper.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Edmé Saint-Marcel

Title

Lion's Head and Sketch of a Lion

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1860–1870

Medium

Charcoal and graphite, with stumping, and red chalk with touches of white chalk, on brown wove paper

Dimensions

25.2 × 29.5 cm (9 15/16 × 11 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1922.3698

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