The J. Paul Getty Museum

[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:

1880s

Medium:

Albumen silver print with brown ink and wash

Object Number:

84.XA.1252.2

Dimensions:

Page: 30.7 × 37.5 cm (12 1/16 × 14 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

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).

Exhibitions
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