Study of Lions

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)ca. 1900

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

Gérôme, one of the most successful academic artists and teachers in France during the second half of the 19th century, traveled to the Near East searching for subjects. During the late 1880s, he was fascinated by animals, particularly lions. This work, in which the same lion lapping water is shown twice, may have been a study for his "Lion Drinking from a Desert Stream," formerly in the Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

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  • Title: Study of Lions
  • Creator: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
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  • Roles: Artist: Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904)
  • Provenance: Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, #A1511; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: pencil on thin beige paper tipped onto a sheet which has been lined to simulate a French mat
  • Inscriptions: Marks: Gr on center bottom of drawing
  • Exhibitions: Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
  • Dimensions: H: 8 5/8 x W: 13 7/8 in. (21.91 x 35.24 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2789