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Mischievous Intent

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Mischievous Intent

220.00

A scene witnessed by a fellow studying Lions in the Okavango Delta Botswana.  The painted hunting dogs were teasing the lions, which in human terms all looked like good fun.

Unframed Limited Edition reproduction Prints 500 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity.

690 x 580 mm

Gouache with graphite pencil

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A scene witnessed by a fellow studying Lions in the Okavango Delta Botswana.  The painted hunting dogs were teasing the lions, which in human terms all looked like good fun.

Unframed Limited Edition reproduction Prints 500 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity.

690 x 580 mm

Gouache with graphite pencil

A scene witnessed by a fellow studying Lions in the Okavango Delta Botswana.  The painted hunting dogs were teasing the lions, which in human terms all looked like good fun.
Lions have no tolerance for the painted dog and will attack this competing predator and highly successful hunter at every opportunity. Consequently dogs normally give lions a wide berth as they account for the deaths of many pups and juveniles.
The purpose of this painting was to do a specific run of prints as a donation to lion research. This scene is an interpretation of the incident as told to me by Christian Winterbach who runs the lion research unit at Xudum in the Okavango Delta.  Fourteen dogs mischievously harassed four or five lionesses, one with very young cubs, after their paths crossed during and evening hunt. The lions retaliated with murderous intent and while several dogs goaded one of the lionesses, others typically responded in the outfield with rear leg stand to check the state of play above the long grass.  Fortunately the game ended with no injuries and all the dogs loped off to live another day