A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne
A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne
A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne
A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne

A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne

c. 1890 Switzerland

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£2,200 gbp
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A ‘Black Forest’ walnut version of the Lion of Lucerne, the recumbent lion sleeping with his paws crossed. Swiss, circa 1890.

Footnote: For a drawing and a similar example see Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the ‘Black Forest’ 1820-1940’ Woodbridge 2005; p98, pl 146-147.

The Lion of Lucerne was created by Bertel Thorvaldsen as the memorial for the members of the Swiss Guard who were killed defending the royal family during the French revolution in 1792.
excellent
Dimensions
Height 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Width 13.00 inch (33.02 cm)
Medium
walnut
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