A Beautiful Pair Of Late 19th/Early 20th Century Terracotta Recumbent Lion
Sculptures on rectangular plinth bases After the lions originally sculpted by
Antonio Canova (1757-1822) for the Rezzonico monument for the tomb of pope
Clement XIII in St Peters Basilica, Rome between 1783 and 1792.
These Two Terracotta pieces are possibly items brought back from a Grand Tour.
One lion is asleep its head resting on outstretched paws that are relaxed and
resting over the edge of the plinth while the other is awake and vigilant its
head turned slightly to the right, paws tense and griping the edge of the
Just like the Canova Sculptures they are finely detailed and beautifully
A Wonderful statement piece.
They measure approximately 31cm length x 13.5cm high x 8.5cm width.
In good condition.
Please note these lions are very heavy and have a total weight of