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A Late 19th Century Bronze Study Of A Lion By Louis Vidal

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Sold by: Robert Belcher Antiques


This impressive large scale bronze has been finely sculpted and has captured the movement and prowess of this powerful hunting lion in a striding posture with its eyes firmly fixed on its prey.
Louis Vidal was born in France on the 6th December 1831 and became a fine sculptor successfully exhibiting many works. Unfortunately , he developed a eye condition which eventually left him blind.
Remarkably he still sculpted and many of his later works were signed Vidal Aveugle (Vidal the Blind).
In 1888 he was rewarded by given the position of Professor of Modeling at the A>>cole Braille In Paris.
This bronze lion has a brown patina and is in good condition. Signed Vidal.
Robert Belcher Antiques is a high quality antiques shop, which also offers picture framing and restoration services. The company is based in Droitwich Spa, the medieval Worcestershire town made famous by salt production.
The business is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Wendy Belcher, and has been established since 1984. The show rooms are situated in a detached Georgian double fronted town house, which has a private forecourt for the benefit of customer parking.
The M5 motorway means access is convenient, as the show rooms are located only 3 miles off Junction 6. The business can be found half a mile prior to reaching Droitwich Spa town centre on the main A38 road. If using a SAT-NAV, please use the post code WR9 8AN.
Robert Belcher sources a range of interesting stock both nationally and internationally. The stock is always of a high quality and Robert prides himself on the authenticity and excellence of all items held for sale.
The business specialises in fine 18th century and early 19th century town furniture mainly in Walnut and Mahogany, which is displayed in the four showrooms. The showrooms also contain an interesting mix of rare objects and interesting, decorative items that would complement most collections or interiors.
Enquiries including payment, collection, postage or delivery can be made by contacting Robert Belcher Antiques on 07929011224 or 01905 772320. The business can also be contacted via email using:
General shop opening days are Monday Saturday, if making a special journey please feel free to contact the business in advance to confirm opening hours.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1870.


Height = 26 cm (10.2")
Width = 53 cm (20.9")
Depth = 13 cm (5.1")

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Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
United Kingdom

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