Gerome, Jean Leon - Tiger on the Watch

Brandywine General Store

SKU: 185 country decor

An archival premium Quality art Print of Tiger on the Watch by Jean Leon Gerome for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in the year 1888. This scenic landscape shows a wild tiger setting high up on a bluff watching a caravan of people in the desert valley floor below him. In 1859, Jean-Léon Gérôme left Paris for his first extensive trip to the "Orient," a term commonly used to describe North Africa and the Middle East during the 19th century. The journey sparked Gérôme´s interest in travel, and led him to focus on other exotic destinations such as Turkey, Egypt, Palestine, and Greece over the course of his career.Tiger on the Watch demonstrates Gérôme´s interest in exotic animals and landscapes. In the late 1880s scenes such as this were in extremely high demand among wealthy Parisians who yearned for an escape from the rigors of modern life. Country Decor art print #185

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