This tiger was moved to the St. Louis Zoo and Red Beard took many pictures of him. He was uncomfortable, mad, and uneasy every time they put him out in the large space. Now he's more happy, but for months he went around with this really angry expression. Tigers don't like new habitats. Plus I think he would bite you if you even attempted to pet him. He acted sometimes like he thought the photographer would make a very tasty snack! I'm glad you like the painting! Even with his mad expression he is a very impressive tiger!