"Tiger" Original Etching After Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863), 1883
An original etching by French artist Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) titled "Tiger", 1883. Engraved by Auguste Boulard, Jr.. Limited Edition of 600. This etching was once exhibited at the "Cent Chefs d'Oeuvre" or "Hundred Masterpieces of Work", an exhibition held June 12, 1883 in the Gallery of Georges Petit, Paris.
Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (French: 26 April 1798 – 13 August 1863) was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for the exotic inspired the artists of the Symbolist movement. A fine lithographer, Delacroix illustrated various works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish writer Walter Scott and the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
In contrast to the Neoclassical perfectionism of his chief rival Ingres, Delacroix took for his inspiration the art of Rubens and painters of the Venetian Renaissance, with an attendant emphasis on colour and movement rather than clarity of outline and carefully modelled form. Dramatic and romantic content characterized the central themes of his maturity, and led him not to the classical models of Greek and Roman art, but to travel in North Africa, in search of the exotic. Friend and spiritual heir to Théodore Géricault, Delacroix was also inspired by Lord Byron, with whom he shared a strong identification with the "forces of the sublime", of nature in often violent action.
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 16 in | WIDTH: 18 in
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