The Repast of the Lion

The Repast of the Lion is an early 20th century painting by French post-impressionist Henri Rousseau.[1] Done in oil on canvas, the work depicts a feeding lion in a jungle setting. The painting expands upon some of Rousseau's late 19th century work Surprise!, and the foliage depicting in the painting was inspired by the artist's studying of Paris' botanical gardens.[2] The work is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]

The Repast of the Lion
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ArtistHenri Rousseau
Yearc. 1907
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions113.7 cm × 160 cm (44.8 in × 63 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York


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  2. ^ "The Repast of the Lion, 1907 by Henri Rousseau". Retrieved 2018-10-01.