I spent the day in London last week on a round of appointments and found time to gaze adoringly at the magnificent lion statues in Trafalgar Square.
The four lions, completed in 1867, are, interestingly, not identical, differing in the manes and head poses. The artist is Sir Edwin Landseer, who was celebrated for his life-like paintings of horses and dogs. He managed to give personality to each of his subjects. Here’s a Landseer painting:
I have to say he is one of my favourite artists. If you can, check out some of his dog portraits. They are amazing.
But back to the lions. Here’s another view of one of the statues. Isn’t it incredible?
And here’s Monty, my own lion, doing a fair impression.
Till next time,