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Around the 17th century, regular citizens didn’t have a license to hunt animals. Only the really wealthy and rich would hunt as a sport and a hobby. People would travel around the world, trying to conquer trophies of exotic and different animals. Often, these hunters would commission artists to paint the success of their adventures, and Tiger and Lion Hunting is one of the examples of these assignments.
The focal point of the horizontal painting is a man being attacked by a tiger. The white man wearing a white turban and green robes is falling from his horse and losing control of his spear. The massive muscular tiger attacks him from behind, bites his shoulder, and grabs him with both front paws, pulling him down. While many artists were not yet proficient in drawing animals, Rubens would often visit the private Zoos of affluent people like the Archduke of Brussels to study and draw these animals. His effort certainly shows as the animals are beautifully illustrated, with perfect patterns on their skins and an outstanding representation of the shapes of their bodies.
Around the central figure, more encounters are going on. To the left, two semi-nude men wrestle with a lion. One of them is forcefully opening the lion’s mouth while the other one, subdued by the lion, holds one of its paws. Behind them, also riding a horse, there is an ethnic man in a white turban. His headpiece is more ornamented and elaborate than the man in the center of the painting, suggesting he would possibly have a different post of more importance.
To the right of the central image, there is a tiger in movement, as if he was about to attack the central man in the horse. In front of this tiger, there is a dead ocelot. Several arrows and spears are piercing through her body, suggesting a difficult struggle before she dropped dead.
Behind these animals, two soldiers in full plate armors charge and attack. One of them is performing a dramatic attack with a sword, while the other one pulls his spear. Both of them wear shiny plate helmets with feather decorations on the top while riding dark horses. Both the soldiers seem confident and are unharmed.
The composition of this painting is covered by the massive bodies of the characters in the foreground. Even so, it’s possible to see a body of water behind them and a dark blue sky full of dense clouds.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Tiger and lion hunting, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Tiger and lion hunting that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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