Head on view of seated lion

Object Details

Title:

Head on view of seated lion

Artist/Maker(s):

Théodore Géricault (French, 1791 - 1824)

Culture:

French

Date:

1812 - 1814

Medium:

Graphite

Dimensions:

15.2 x 10.6 cm (6 x 4 3/16 in.)

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Dark, wavy strokes form the lion's shaggy mane, piercing eyes, and alert ears. The rest of his body is merely suggested with pale lines that break away from the form in turbulent flutters.