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On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). Artist: John MacAllan Swan

On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). Artist: John MacAllan Swan


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On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). Artist: John MacAllan Swan

On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs, c1878-1910, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

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On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs

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is a captivating print that beautifully captures the essence of family, motherhood, and the untamed beauty of Africa. Created by John MacAllan Swan in 1912, this color print from Famous Paintings showcases his remarkable talent for capturing wildlife in its natural habitat. In this stunning artwork, an alert lioness stands tall and proud while her cubs playfully gather around her. The artist's attention to detail brings out the vibrant colors of their fur against the backdrop of an African landscape. The lioness symbolizes strength, leadership, and protection as she watches over her young ones with unwavering devotion. This image serves as a metaphor for motherhood and highlights the universal bond between a mother and her children across species. It reminds us of the importance of nurturing and guiding our loved ones through life's challenges. Swan's work not only celebrates nature but also reflects his English heritage. As an accomplished British artist, he skillfully portrays African wildlife while incorporating elements that resonate with his own countrymen. This fusion creates a unique artistic experience that transcends time and place. The "On the Alert - Lioness and Cubs" print is more than just a beautiful piece of art; it represents a connection between continents, cultures, and generations. Its timeless appeal continues to captivate viewers even today as it reminds us of our shared humanity with all creatures on this magnificent planet we call home.

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