Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A large Black Forest model of the Lion of Lucerne dated 1867

$ 4,500
  • Description
    A large Black Forest model of the Lion of Lucerne dated 1867, after Bertel Thorvaldsen, carved from stained linden wood, the dying lion depicted beside two circular shields and an axe carved with crosses and fleurs de lys, set on a stepped base, extensively inscribed, and with sculptor’s name and date.

    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.
  • More Information
    In the Style of: Bertel Thorvaldsen
    Origin: Switzerland
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Black Forest Wood
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1867
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 543318
  • Dimensions
    W. 38 in; H. 18 in; D. 20.5 in;
    W. 96.52 cm; H. 45.72 cm; D. 52.07 cm;
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