Dordrecht 1753 - 1825 Delfshaven
Canvas, 68.5 x 55.5 cm
Painted circa 1790
Signed : Van Leen f. (lower left)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
The majestic garden sculpture is a perfect addition to the eighteenth-century English landscape garden that provides the background to this delicate floral still life. It was only recently that the lion emerged from beneath a layer of overpainting when the work was restored.