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


c. 1890




Height 9.00 inch. Width 13.00 inch.

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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.

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