Trafalgar Square Statue Lion Free Vector download

Trafalgar Square Statue Lion Free Vector downloadThe famous statues of four lions in Trafalgar Square, surrounding Nelson's Column, are commonly known as the ‘Landseer Lions’ after the artist who created them. It had not been intended that Landseer would sculpt the lions – the commission had gone first to the sculptor Thomas Milnes, now totally obscure, and he had made a set of four stone lions for the site.

However, these were judged not impressive enough for the memorial to Nelson, and were in the end bought by Titus Salt, and sent to his village of Saltaire, where they remain today. So Edwin Landseer, the famous painter known above all for his dogs, and horses, was asked to design the lions in 1858. Landseer had in fact already made a series of paintings of lions, but was not a sculptor, but accepted the commission. He worked slowly, and four years on, was still sketching them; in the words of the Art Journal, he: ‘was now very accurately studying the habits of lions, and was to be seen in the Zoological Gardens making himself thoroughly acquainted with their attitudes’.

 

Trafalgar Lion Vector

Trafalgar Lion Vector

Download




 
 
 

This site is dedicated to computer graphics and contains many tutorials major 2D and 3D graphics software and many free resources and paid .

Support my work

If you've found 3d object or graphic element you want to make a simple donation to support our work we would be much obliged to you!



Contact us

Top

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More Info