Two Tigers at Play
  • TitleTwo Tigers at Play
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 38 x 46 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 59 x 69 x 9 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Antoine-Louis Barye, French, born 1796, dead 1875
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 1797
  • AcquisitionDonated 1914 by Nationalmusei Vänner
  • Description
    Images and media

    Barye produced a large number of sculptures, drawings and paintings of animals. His greatest fascination was for exotic animals – an interest he shared with Delacroix. Both artists frequently went to the travelling zoo that visited Paris around 1830, where they could study the famous tiger Atir at close range. Drama and combat are recurrent themes in Barye’s oeuvre.