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Lion with Cubs

A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lithograph on cream wove paper.




Johann Höchle
German, 1790-1835

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Other 19th-century European artists found wild animal imagery as irresistible as did Delacroix. While lacking the raw power of Delacroix’s velvety and incised lithographs, this image of a lioness and her cub must be indebted to his 1831 Young Tiger Playing with Its Mother (1922.4476). While Delacroix sought to find the human in feline physiognomy, Höchle’s slightly caricatured rendition succeeds, though losing something of the grandeur found in Delacroix’s work.


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Johann Höchle


Lion with Cubs


Germany (Artist's nationality)

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Lithograph on cream wove paper


28.5 × 39.2 cm (11 1/4 × 15 7/16 in.)

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Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

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