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African panthers
(1891)

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
35.6 × 61.4 cm
Inscription
inscribed in black paint l.l.: J. M. SWAN
Accession Number
p.397.4-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1892
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Gallery location
Not on display
African animals were considered exotic in the nineteenth century, and paintings of wild animals were very popular. With many artists practising in this area, it took a great deal of skill to gain prominence, and John Macallan Swan earned a reputation as one of the best animal painters in Britain. Swan had refined his craft in Paris, studying under the two greatest animalier sculptors of the time, Emmanuel Frémiet and Antoine-Louis Barye.

Colourmen

Colourman
NEWMAN
Location
Centre reverse of canvas
Transcription
NEWMAN/SOHO SQUARE LONDON
Medium
Ink stencil
More information
National Portrait Gallery