• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    AFTER ALFRED GEORGE STEVENS (BRITISH, 1817-1875)

    Price Realised  

    AFTER ALFRED GEORGE STEVENS (BRITISH, 1817-1875)
    Lion sejant
    bronze with patina
    13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high


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    The present bronze is after the original cast-iron lions modelled by sculptor Alfred Stevens for the main gates and railings of the British Museum. The railings were dismantled in 1895 and the lions dispersed, some of railings were later installed at St. Paul's Cathedral around the Wellington Monument which Stevens designed in 1856. The Covent Garden firm of Messrs D. Brucciani & Co. produced bronze casts of the lions from 1896 onwards.

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    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 207.