Raden Saleh was inspired to paint lions from animal shows he attended in The Hague and Haarlem in 1836 and 1837, performed by the famous French animal tamer Henri Martin. Having spent considerable time closely studying their anatomy, Raden Saleh went on to paint the dramatic Orientalist scenes he would be remembered for: horsemen attacking animals and fights between animals.
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Six Horsemen Chasing A Deer
106.0 x 188.0cm
Oil on canvas mounted on fibreboard
Gift of Mrs Sally Burbank Swart. Collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum.