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Lion Lying Down
An extinct Cape Lion (Panthera leo melanochaitus) in a drawing of the Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn.
Date circa 1648-1650
Medium pen and brow ink, brown wash on paper
Dimensions Height: 13.8 cm (5.4 ″); Width: 20.7 cm (8.1 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,13.8U174728;P2049,20.7U174728
institution QS:P195,Q19675
Current location
Département des Arts Graphiques
Accession number
RF 4721, recto
Place of creation Amsterdam
Object history

Henry Revely

by 1886
date QS:P,+1886-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1886-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
: Robert Prioleau Roupell (1798-1886)

: purchased by Thibaudeau at an anonymous sale
: acquired by Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), France

: given to the Musée du Louvre, Paris, by Léon Bonnat, France
Exhibition history

Exhibition of Works by Rembrandt. Winter exhibition, thirteenth year, Royal Academy of Arts, London, , 184.
Dessins et eaux-fortes de Rembrandt, Musée national de l'Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, , 130.
De Jérôme Bosch à Rembrandt. Dessins hollandais du XVIe au XVIIe siècle, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Brussels, , 87.
Rembrandt et son entourage. Xe exposition du Cabinet des dessins, Musée du Louvre, Paris, , no catalog.
Bestiaire Hollandais, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, , 173, no image, as Lion au repos, Lion au repos, couché sur le sol, le corps de profil à gauche, la face vue de trois quarts, les yeux fixés droit devant lui.
Rembrandt et son temps. Dessins des collections publiques et privées conservées en France, Musée du Louvre, Paris, , 172, no image.
Rembrandt et son école, dessins du Musée du Louvre. 93e exposition du Cabinet des dessins, Musée du Louvre, Paris, , ISBN 9782711822119, 43.
Rembrandt. The master & his workshop. Drawings & etchings, Kupferstichkabinett SMPK at the Altes Museum, Berlin, , Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, , The National Gallery, London, , ISBN 0300051514, 26, as Lion lying down.
Rembrandt in der Albertina, , Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, 73, as Liegender Löwe.

Rembrandt dessinateur. Chefs-d'oeuvre des collections en France, Musée du Louvre, Paris, , ISBN 2757200208, 40, with image.

Number top left: 52
bottom right: Rembrandt fect.
verso: 'van rem nt : na't leven f l0 gld.

Collector's mark bottom left: HR
References Inventaire du Département des Arts Graphiques, as Lion au repos, circa 1648-1650.
Base Joconde, as Lion au repos , 1640.
Source/Photographer Unknown
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current21:41, 17 November 2005Thumbnail for version as of 21:41, 17 November 2005500 × 333 (36 KB)Hossmann~commonswiki (talk | contribs)An extinct Cape Lion (''Panthera leo melanochaitus'') in a drawing of the dutch artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. XVII century.
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