Portrait of a Man with Lions

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of a Man with Lions

Artist/Maker:

Unknown maker, British

Culture:

British

Place:

England (Place created)

Date:

1870s

Medium:

Albumen silver print with ink

Dimensions:

30.7 x 37.5 cm (12 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

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This album offers a particularly original presentation. An unknown skilled amateur cut out individual figures and faces, arranging and pasting them onto his drawings. The realistic quality of the subjects contrasts with their fictional settings, the whole resulting in humorous tableaux vivants (living pictures).

Related Works
Exhibitions
In Focus: The Portrait (January 27 to June 14, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 27 to June 14, 2009