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Norbertine Bresslern-Roth was a Viennese artist, who was famous for her lively coloured prints of animals. She trained in Graz under Schrotter at the Styrian art college before becoming a student of Schmutzer in Vienna. In 1928 she visited North Africa where her encounters with the wildlife inspired her to produce dynamic animal compositions. The strong spherical composition in Jaguar attacking a Gazelle creates a power that mirrors the speed and strength of the Jaguar as well as the grace of the Gazelles. As a print-maker Bresslern-Roth influenced many members of the Grosvenor School, especially the Swiss born Lill Tschudi. Tschudi first encountered Bresslern-Roth's work on a visit to a gallery attached to Antwerp Zoo. Tschudi was struck by the rhythmic composition and colour which she found in Bresslern-Roth's prints.