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Man Eaters Of Tsavo - Lions By John Banovich

By John Banovich

Man Eaters of Tsavo - Lions by John Banovich.

It seems hard to believe that these two lions killed and devoured, in a most demonic manner, nearly one hundred and forty people in East Africa bringing a complete halt to the construction of the British railway . It was during the construction of a railroad bridge in what would become Kenya that It is most widely known for John Henry Patterson killed a pair of female lions, known as the Tsavo maneaters.

For nearly a year they terrorized Tsavo and become a major concern for the British Prime Minister. These famous lions achieved legendary status with President Theodore Roosevelt stating, " I think that the incident of the Uganda man-eating lions...is the most remarkable account of which we have any record."

During my research on these infamous beasts, I began to realize the mountain of challenges I was about to face. I was setting out to paint lions that lived over 100 years ago, with no direct reference. The hides that represent the mounted forms at the Field Museum in Chicago were in poor condition.

I then decided to focus on the spirit of the lions and represent the two characteristics that made them so feared. One represents the aggressive, brutal nature of their attacks. The other was how they often, quite arrogantly and with little concern, consumed their victims within sight and sound, of the others and later returned to finish off the scraps!The lions had escaped death so many times they began to appear like "demons of another world." - John Banovich.

Two Lions feed on the human remains in this extra large and stunning African wildlife artwork for sale on canvas.

Man Eaters of Tsavo - Lions by John Banovich was released as a Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of only 25 Giclee Canvas art prints. There is a extra large Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Studio Giclee Canvas of this image, 38 x 60 Image size and sell for only $sold out unframed. Order yours today. For sale framed any way would like or unframed. We are a full service custom picture frame shop and can build a design to meet any style of budget. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition.

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