The Two Majesties ~ A Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Two Majesties (1883) by Jean-Léon Gérôme

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) was a salon painter and professor at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. The Two Majesties shows a stately lion regarding the setting sun over a bleak ocean landscape. The lion is the single vertical element in the painting, against the horizontal planes of the landscape.