Artis - Bronze sculpture of a standing lion - Bronze, Wood - ca. 1925

Artis - Bronze sculpture of a standing lion - Bronze, Wood - ca. 1925

A very beautiful sculpture of a walking lion.

The lion is a very refined bronze and is mounted on a wooden pedestal.

Dating: ca. 1925.

Origin: The Netherlands.

Period: Art Deco / Amsterdam School.


Height: 13 cm.
Depth: 6.5 cm
Length: 20 cm.
Weight: 1.9 kg.

The bottom is marked with the image of a monkey, the 'Artis' mark.

Zoo Artis (The Netherlands) always strived to be an inspirational source for artists, and found the interaction between nature and art important. Thanks to August Allebé (1838-1927) many students of the Rijksakademie of visual arts visited Artis. Several artists had access to the storage areas in the zoo or were given a studio, for example Jan van Essen (1854-1936) and Jaap Kaas (1898-1972). Furthermore, several exhibitions were held with the animal as its subject.

This work is very likely made by one of the artists whom established themselves in Artis. The craftsmanship can be clearly seen from the of this art work.

It is in good condition, the pictures speak for themselves.

A relatively rare bronze figurine from a private Dutch collection.

It will be carefully packed and sent by registered mail (additionally insured and with track & trace).

Lot details
Bronze sculpture of a standing lion
Bronze, Wood
Designer/ Artist
Estimated Period
ca. 1925
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
13×6.5×20 cm
1.9 kg
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