Lion walking, face of lion

Théodore Géricault1812 - 1814

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

With a flurry of light pencil strokes, a lion strides across the sheet. Théodore Géricault then turned the page upside down and partly superimposed the head of another lion in the corner. Several dark strands suggest his long mane, upright ears, and furrowed brow.

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  • Title: Lion walking, face of lion
  • Creator: Théodore Géricault
  • Date: 1812 - 1814
  • Physical Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.6 cm (6 x 4 3/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Object Type: Drawing
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 95.GD.40.47
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Drawings
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Drawings