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The Lion Hunt
  • Horace Vernet (1789 - 1863)
  • The Lion Hunt
  • France
  • 1836
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 57.1 x 81.7 cm
  • Signature: 'H Vernet 1836'
  • P585
  • Oriental Armoury
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Apparently a recollection of Vernet’s first visit to Algeria, as it was called 'Hunt in the Sahara Desert 28 May 1833' when exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1836. Earlier works with a similar subject by, among others, Leonardo and Rubens would have been familiar to Vernet. Delacroix was one of his contemporaries who also tackled the subject.