Le Lion De Florence
Le Lion De Florence
Le Lion De Florence
Le Lion De Florence
Le Lion De Florence

Le Lion De Florence

c. 1810 France

Offered by Walpoles

£480 gbp
Request Information
Favourite Item
An early 19th century pressed wood snuff box, probably maple, with a scene after the work by Nicolas-André Monsiau, Le Lion De Florence; inside lined with composition and a tortoiseshell rim.
French circa 1810.

Nicolas-André Monsiau 1754-1837 was a French history painter whose great public commission was a commemoration of the authoritarian constitution delivered by Napoloeon at Lyon in 1802. His portrayal of a sensational episode in which an escaped lion from the Grand Ducal menagerie in Florence dropped a child it had picked up, without harming it, was exhibited at the Salon of 1801 and reproduced on this snuffbox around the same time. It is presently conserved in the Louvre, Paris.
Dimensions
Diameter 3.25 (8.25 cm)
Stock Code
2435
Walpoles

Walpoles
5 Commonwealth Buildings
Woolwich Church Street
London
SE18 5NS
England

Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details