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Puma (1922)

Photo credit: Trustees of the British Museum





Oriental paper

Physical Object Description:

Big cat standing in profile to right, another lying at left. Lithograph, on oriental paper,1922. Signed in pencil Based on drawings made at London Zoo and issued to the Senefelder Club, 1922




19.8 x 29 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1924

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist at the Senefelder Club by Campbell Dodgson (1867-1948) for the Contemporary Art Society, with its Prints and Drawings Fund, 1922; presented to the Prints and Drawings Department, British Museum, London, 1924
Elsie Marian Henderson, later Baroness de Coudenhove, studied at the South Kensington Schools (which later became the Royal College of Art) before studying at the Slade School of Fine Art (1903-1905). She continued her art education in Paris, between 1908 and 1912, attending the Académie Moderne, the Académie Colarossi and at Cercle Russe. In 1912 Henderson studied with Othon Friesz (1879-1949) before spending 1913 in Italy and then enrolled at the Chelsea Polytechnic, London (now Chelsea College of Arts) in 1916 where she was taught lithography by Francis Ernest Jackson (1872-1945). She became a frequent visitor to the London Zoo and animal drawings and paintings became a major theme of her work. Henderson was awarded a bronze medal for Puma, Panther and Nilgai Doe at the International Print Makers' exhibition, Los Angeles 1927.

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