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Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den (attributed to)
A Lion and a Lioness A Lion and a Lioness
around 1640 around 1640

Against a rocky and wooded wilderness setting, a lioness and a lion move across the foreground from left to right. Both look out at the viewer, while the thickly maned lion on the right turns his head in our direction and lifts his right paw. Behind them, on the left, a young cub lies on the ground with its head between its front paws, its gaze also on the viewer. Our sense of the animals’ ferocity is accentuated by their glaring eyes and the open mouths of the two adults, which suggest they are growling.

 
Eeckhout, Gerbrand van den (attributed to)
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1621–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674 Amsterdam, Netherlands 1621–Amsterdam, Netherlands 1674
A Lion and a Lioness A Lion and a Lioness
around 1640 around 1640
Oil on panel Oil on panel
overall: 11 cm x 17.5 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014
57-001.10

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