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Sketch for The Lion Hunt

Peter Paul Rubens, 1614 – 1615
Sketch for The Lion Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens
Sketch for The Lion Hunt, zoomed in
73.6 cmSketch for The Lion Hunt scale comparison105.4 cm
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Sketch for The Lion Hunt is a Rococo Oil on Canvas Painting created by Peter Paul Rubens from 1614 to 1615. It lives at the National Gallery, London in London. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Lion, Hunting, Horses and Grisaille. SourceDownload

A grisaille is a monochrome painting, often used as a sketch in preparation for a finished work. Here, Rubens practiced for The Lion Hunt, where he eventually reused the rider pulled from his horse.

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