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Bronze lion, SM BR15. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photo: Art UK
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A lion

17th or 18th century

Bronze on polished granite pedestal

Height: 5cm
Width: 10cm
Depth: 4cm
Height (plinth): 9cm
Width (plinth): 11cm
Depth (plinth): 5cm

Museum number: BR15

Curatorial note

This bronze lion belonged to the sculptor John Flaxman and is displayed in a small showcase with one Roman Lar figure and another small figure made by Flaxman himself. It is possible that the showcase belonged to Flaxman and entered Soane's collection complete with Flaxman's arrangement.

Soane also owned a cast of this lion, see Soane Museum L79.

Associated objects

L79, copy


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk