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Lion and Lioness painting by George Stubbs in The Great Gatsby movie
Lion and Lioness, George Stubbs
Movie: The Great Gatsby
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cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki, Jack Thompson
actors in scene: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire
country (movie): USA, Australia
genres: melodrama
director: Baz Luhrmann
writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
release year: 2013
painting title: Lion and Lioness
author: George Stubbs
date of creation: 1771
style: Romanticism
size: medium
artist's country: United Kingdom
room: salon
room colors: multicolored
theme: animalier
color: yellow, brown, black, creamy
additional description:
The painting hangs in Gatsby palace in room between other paintings. We can see the room when Gatsby is talking to Nick Carraway about his real past.

Stubbs painted more exotic animals including lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, and rhinoceroses, which he was able to observe in private menageries. He became preoccupied with the theme of a wild horse threatened by a lion and produced several variations on this theme. These and other works became well known at the time through engravings of Stubbs's work, which appeared in increasing numbers in the 1770s and 1780s.
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