Briton Riviere

Androcles and the Lion

Androcles and the Lion by Briton Riviere

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Title
Androcles and the Lion
Artist/creator
Production date
1908
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1320 x 1100 mm
Inscription
19 BR 08.9 (l.l.) (BR in monogram). (verso) Androcles and the lion. Briton Riviere RA 82 Finchley Road, London, N.W. Presented by the Artist, per Prof F. Clowes, 19/7/15 First hung, August, 1915. (sticker) Royal Commission for the Rome Exhibition Caseno 15 Dicksee & Co. Agents (sticker) Manchester Autumn exhibition, 1913 Dicksee & Co.. (inscr. - verso - sticker) (For the catalogue if possible) "Androcles a. Christian slave, fled from his master and took refuge in a cave.. A lion entered apparently in pain, and went to him and held out its paw.. Androcles found in it a large thorn, which he drew out".
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1915
Accession no
1915/3
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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