Original Drawing Of A Lion By The Famous Artist J.J. Grandville. Very Fine And Usually Only Found In A Few Selected Museums Or Private Collections Throughout The World. Grandville Is Known As One Of The Great Master Illustrators Of The 19th Century. This Is A Well Preserved Original Pencil Drawing.
J.J. Grandville ( Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard), was born in France September 15, 1803, and died in Paris March 17, 1874. A French caricaturist, fantasist, illustrator, and graphic artist noted for his inventive political and social satire. Like many of the famous caricaturists of the period such as Honore Daumier, Grandville worked for Charles Philipon, contributing drawings to the periodicals La Caricature and Le Charivari. His satirical series included Metamorphoses du jour (present-day Metamorphoses; 1829), Un Autre Monde Another World; 1844), and Scenes de la vie privee et publique des animaux (1842; Public and Private Life of Animals). He created the illustrations for Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1838), Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1840) and Chevalier's Don Quichotte de la manche (1848). Grandville's fantastic anthropomorphic figures combining human and animal characteristics have been considered among the sources for Sir John Tenniel's illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.