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Sir Edwin Landseer and the Lions in Trafalgar Square

The painter and sculptor, Sir Edwin Landseer, was born in London on 7 March 1802.

Landseer is best known for his sculptures of lions that guard and adorn Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square

To celebrate the day, we’ve posted below a newspaper story which reports on the installation and unveiling of the lions in Trafalgar Square in 1867.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Daily Press – Saturday 02 February 1867

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/18670202/015/0003

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