Two Leopards
  • Georg Philipp Rugendas
  • Augsburg 1701 - 1774
  • Two Leopards, 1753
  • Watercolour and pen in brown ink over pencil on wove paper,
  • signed and dated on the lower right: G. P. Rug. A. 1753 […] 16. Oktober,
    inscribed on the lower left: P.C.No. 44.a.
  • 140 × 215 mm

Georg Philipp Rugendas II came from one of Augburg’s large families of artists. He began his career with animal pictures, but also Italianate landscapes and images of soldiers in the tradition of his famous father, Georg Philipp Rugendas I (1666 - 1742).

Later he largely took on the role of engraver in his father’s workshop and recruited his own son, Johann Georg Lorenz (1730 - 1791), as a collaborator.