Magnet Delacroix - Roaring Lion

Magnet Delacroix - Roaring Lion

This watercolour depicting a roaring lion's head was acquired by the Louvre Museum for the posthumous sale of Delacroix's studio in 1864. The bold design of this composition is combined with an extremely intelligent analysis of the animal. It brilliantly illustrates one of Eugène Delacroix's favourite ...
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Dimensions :
6,5 x 6,5 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Theme :
Art movements :
19th century, French paintings, Romanticism, French art
Maintenance :
Store in a dry place
Artist :
Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)
Materials :
Cardboard, Magnet
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The artist

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

A French painter born in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, he is considered to be the main representative of romanticism in 19th century French painting. With a solid reputation, he received major orders from the State for canvases and decorations for walls and ceilings of public monuments. In the following years, he produced works inspired by historical or literary anecdotes as well as contemporary events (Freedom Guiding the People) or a trip to the Maghreb (Women of Algiers in their apartments).