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Head-On View of Seated Lion
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Théodore Géricault
French, 1812 - 1814
Graphite
6 x 4 3/16 in.
95.GD.40.38

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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.