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Subjects : Animals
Keywords : 19th century, Orientalism, animal, feline, game, tiger, wild animal
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Jeune tigre jouant avec sa mère

A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother is an 1830–1831 painting by French artist Eugène Delacroix depicting two enormous tigers "playing" with each other. Painted early in his career, it shows how the artist was attracted to animal subjects in this period. The painting was exhibited at the Salon of 1831, and archives of Delacroix's will executor, Achille Piron, revealed that the painter had paid 1,200 francs to insure it. It belonged to M. Maurice Cottier and now is on display at Room 77 of the Louvre in Paris. Sweetly, the young background tiger slopes in his mother in the foreground, both running into rocks and under a cloudy sky. Some authors have written that Delacroix's animal paintings were made using his pet cat as a model. And although it seems that the painting inspiration is due to one of his visits to the Jardin des Plantes zoo to see the tigers play with his friend Antoine-Louis Barye (an animal sculptor), Delacroix was always more content to observe his own cat. The piece was in some way influenced by Rubens and starkly contrasts with Delacroix's violent Tiger Hunt, though both (and other Delacroix paintings in this subject) capture the ferocity and tenderness that these animals are capable of: two different works showing a duality of behavior. Tigers and great cats are frequent motifs in Eugène's works (see the following section). These paintings, along with A Young Tiger Playing with its Mother, can be interpreted as a form of the artist displaying human [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the orientalism style.


« Jeune tigre jouant avec sa mère » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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