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Study of a Lion Gm-00027001

Study of a Lion Gm-00027001

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (German, 1472–1553) Lucas Cranach the Elder drew this lion with a quill pen cut to an extremely fine point. Using numerous delicate lines, he built up the long flowing mane, the smooth coat, and the tufted tail. This drawing provided the inspiration for the lion in a later woodcut, although Cranach changed the coat and mane to make them more shaggy and curly.

Exotic animals such as lions, tigers, and elephants were extremely rare in Europe in the 1500s. Although members of the aristocracy kept some in private zoos or menageries, artists mainly had to rely on prints or stuffed examples if they wished to include an exotic beast in their works. It is thus unlikely that Cranach drew this lion from life, despite its lively, lopsided expression.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

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Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.

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