A Pair of Lions with a Leopard in a Cave

Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690)
National Trust Inventory Number 1140163

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1675 - 1677
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1029 x 1041 mm (40 ½ x 41 in)
Place of origin England
Collection Ham House, Surrey (Accredited Museum)
On show at Ham House and Garden, Surrey, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Pair of Lions with a Leopard in a Cave by Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690)


In 1677 inventory and thence by descent until acquired in 1948 by HM Government when Sir Lyonel, 4th Bt (1854 – 1952) and Sir Cecil Tollemache, 5th Bt (1886 – 1969) presented Ham House to the National Trust, and entrusted to the care of the Victoria & Albert Museum, until 1990, when returned to the care of the National Trust, and to which ownership was transferred in 2002

Credit line

Ham House, The Dysart Collection (purchased by HM Government in 1948 and transferred to the National Trust in 2002)

Makers and roles

Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690), artist

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Collection Ham House, Surrey (Accredited Museum) (5115)
Periods 17th century (33325)
Maker Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690) (23)
Subjects Landscape (949)
Animals (599)
Object Type Oil painting (14398)

Record Status


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