Portrait of the Lion


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Image size 25 1/2″ x 21″ (64.77 x 53.34 cm)
A limited edition of 425 numbered impressions; 85AP, 8PP, signed by the artist.
Image also published as poster, poster size 26” x 20”
Knoedler Publishing is proud to announce its April, 2002 release, the latest limited edition serigraph by LeRoy Neiman, Portrait of the Lion.

This spectacular new serigraph is a companion piece to the artist’s enormously popular prints, Portrait of the Leopard and Portrait of the Tiger. Neiman’s noble feline is splendidly maned in a cornucopia of colors, highlighted by a soft, snowy snout. The artist masterfully invests his regal cat with character. Staring straight at the viewer, we truly see the face of the King of Beasts – wise, powerful and comfortably dominant.

Says Neiman, “When I was a boy I would go to the zoo and go right up to the cage and stare the lion straight in the eye. I guess I thought I was pretty brave. When you’re in Africa out on the plains observing a lion from your Humvee, that is quite another experience. The lion’s expression is completely different. He has a look of contentment and command. He’s in his natural environment, completely at ease, not concerned with you or anything else. You’re a visitor, locked inside a car. You are the curiosity. It’s the difference between captivity and freedom.”

Crowning a trilogy of great cats with the most noble of all, Neiman’s Portrait of the Lion will quickly take place of pride in countless collections of the master’s works.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 29 x 5 x 5 in