Lioness with her Cubs
Vallmitjana Abarca, Agapit [Barcelona, 1850 - 1915]
Technique: Terracotta
Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 11 cm
Date: 1894
Generic classification: Sculpture
General inventari: 72 E
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Provenance: Bequeathed by Sr Joan Costa Simon, brother and heir of Dr Josep M. Costa Simon, to the Academy in 1995. Inscriptions: “Vallmitjana Abarca”, at the lower left side. Vallmitjana Abarca frequently worked with animal subjects. He was awarded with a second-class medal in 1895 for this large-scale work (that is preserved at present in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya - the National Art Museum of Catalonia) (MNAC/MAM 10030) which he submitted to the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes de Madrid (Madrid National Exhibition of Fine Arts).

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