Crouching Lion Plaster Model

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This delightful plaster model was based on originals in a French private collection. The Canova workshop in Rome contained these.

Boxed with a product card and with felt underneath for protective purposes.

In the early 19th century a new interest in modern sculpture in the classical style developed. This centred on the work of the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The original lions were created by the Italian artist, Antonio Canova (1757-1822). The Monumental tomb of Pope Clement XIII  in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome incorporated these.

The 6th Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House commissioned two lions  (crouching and sleeping) for Chatsworth House.

Length 22cms

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Description

Description

This delightful plaster model was based on originals in a French private collection. The Canova workshop in Rome contained these.

In the early 19th century a new interest in modern sculpture in the classical style developed. This centred on the work of the Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The original lions were created by the Italian artist, Antonio Canova (1757-1822). The Monumental tomb of Pope Clement XIII  in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome incorporated these.

The 6th Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth House commissioned two lions  (crouching and sleeping) for Chatsworth House.

This item is is in a box with a product card and felt underneath for protective purposes.

Length approx 22cm

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Dimensions 14.5 × 8 × 3.5 cm

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