A curving country town street lies before the viewer. On either side of the street are row houses and other buildings; along the right side of the composition is a darkened doorway and steps facing the viewer. Along the street are numerous figures strolling. At the bottom of the image at the right is a dog, facing up the street and away from the viewer.
Whistler spent time in Lime Regis during the fall of 1895. This image looks up Broad Street. It was drawn on a transfer paper that was new to Whistler that the Ways had sent him in Lime Regis. He decided he did not much like the effects of this paper.
This black and white print depicts a male lion attacking the body of a horse near a rocky cave. Only the front portion of the horse is shown, lying on its side on the ground. The lion crouches above the horse and presses down with its front paws, claws extended, as it sinks its teeth into the horse's neck. There is a fierce, wild eyed expression on the lion's face. The scene is set in an undefined rocky landscape.
Delacroix traveled to North Africa in 1832, visiting Morocco and Algeria--a visit that fueled his interest in non-European cultures. The interest in exotic locales fascinated Europeans and coincided with the rise of tourism; painters (many of whom never left Europe) depicted distant places and different cultural settings, including harems. For the sophisticated and urbane Delacroix, the unleashed ferocity of wild animals--particularly the big cats--stirred his imagination. Scenes such as this of a lion attacking a horse figured frequently in Delacroix's art.