A Tiger disturbed while devouring his Prey.
London. Publish'd June 1st, 1799. by James Ward & Co. No.6 Newman Street.
Mezzotint. 480 x 610mm.
Lion reminiscent of George Stubbs strealthily approaches a dramatically styled tiger determined to protect its prey. 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.
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