This my third post (of at least 5) on the cat art of John Frederick Lewis.
Image credit Google Arts and Culture, Study of a Lioness, John Frederick Lewis, 1824, watercolor, 17" x 14", held by Yale Center for British Art.
This almost seems like a close-up from a heroic Vatican painting of heaven or something, as the lion seems to be in the clouds. She must have have been a very good kitty.
I like Lewis' capture of the fierce and deadly jaws of this great cat. Note also the powerful shoulder. Huge paw. If you mess with this critter, you will die. No question.
As with the male lion last week, I assume that Lewis was able to observe this cat in captivity to be able to render such an authentic image.
[Gary note: With my Cats in Arts posts, I encourage you to scope out the art appreciation site Artsy (I have no financial interest in the site, I just like it), where you can explore many aspects of the world of art. You'll certainly be entertained and enlightened!]