A Lion and Tiger Fighting.
[London, Published June 1st. 1799 by James Ward & Co. No. 6 Newman Street.]
Mezzotint. 605 x 475mm. Laid on board with overmount obscuring publication line and edges, rubbing and repairs.
A Study of 'Lion and Tiger' was exhibited in the Academy in 1798, and it was after this that James Ward became anxious for public approval for his painting. A prolific artist, James Ward. R.A (1769-1859) was one of the finest animal, portrait, and landscape painters of Regency England. Brittle, pious, and argumentative, Ward worked well into the mid-19th century, creating dynamic compositions that epitomized Romanticism. He was devoted to the art of Rubens and Van Dyck, and emulated them more than any of his contemporaries.
Frankau 51. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 6446] £450.00