Pair of large Italian sculptural marble lions

£75,000

The large and naturalistically carved lion sculptures in this pair embody the imposing stature, ferocious stare and snarl, and impressive size of the wild beasts.

 

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Description

This exceptional pair of lion sculptures demonstrates the best of nineteenth century Italian craftsmanship. The sculptures depict male lions, one seated pointing towards the right, the other seated in the opposite direction, both turning their heads to meet the viewer face on. The lions are naturalistically carved from grey-white marble: the artist has deftly rendered the taut musculature of their bodies, the fine texture of their skins and manes, and the animated expression of their faces. Each lion is set atop an integral shaped rectangular marble base.

Details

Country of Origin
Italian
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Animal / Animalier
Material
Marble
Colour
White

Dimensions

Height
105 cm / 41.3 inches
Width
130 cm / 51.2 inches
Depth
51 cm / 20.1 inches

Reference:
16719

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