Jean-Léon Gérôme / Lion on the Watch / c. 1885Jean-Léon Gérôme
Lion on the Watch
c. 1885

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Creator Name: Gérôme, Jean-Léon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1824 - 1904
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jean-Léon Gérôme
Title: Lion on the Watch
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1883
Creation End Date: 1887
Creation Date: c. 1885
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 72cm x 100.5cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left:
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1945.25
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. F. W. Gehring in memory of her husband, F. W. Gehring
Context: Shown poised above a desert plain, Gérôme's lion evokes the majesty of this wild beast, a favorite subject of the artist. Gérôme had long been interested in African animals, and as a student had sketched lions in the Paris zoo and later hunted them on safari in North Africa.Gérôme may also have identified personally with lions. His family name is a variant of Jerome, a saint whose companion was a lion. The artist's middle name, Léon, means lion.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1945.25
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright Cleveland Museum of Art

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