Harry Dixon Lions 1891

Artwork details

Artist
Harry Dixon 1861–1942
Title
Lions
Date 1891
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 648 x 1181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1891
Reference
N01705
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N01705 LIONS 1891
 
Inscr. ‘H. Dixon 1891’ b.r.
Watercolour, 25 1/2×46 1/2 (65×118).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1891.
Exh: R.A., 1891 (1224).
Repr: Tate Gallery, Illustrated Catalogue, 1912, p.116.

A lion, lioness and cub in the desert; E. T. Cook in A Popular Handbook to the Tate Gallery, 1898, p.267, added the quotation: ‘Thou makest darkness, and it is night, wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God’ (Psalm clv, vv.20–1).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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