Lioness and Cubs

Antoine-Louis Barye French

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Barye's skills as a lithographer are demonstrated in this freely drawn family group. The inert form of the sleeping lioness is contrasted with the wide-eyed stares of her wary cubs. Studies of lions, which the artist made in the Zoological Gardens in Paris, underpin the careful foreshortening of the recumbent adult.

Lioness and Cubs, Antoine-Louis Barye (French, Paris 1795–1875 Paris), Lithograph

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