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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I