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Lions of Windsor
Lions of Windsor 2019 - Thursday 28th November 2019

BARBARY

Artist: Eleanor McColl

Eleanor is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Hong Kong. Several years ago she was asked to paint a cow sculpture for the Film Aid Asia charity and has since painted a pig, a car, a Chinese stool and now a lion!

Eleanor says 'I love the chance to work on a different surface and the design challenge that this brings. Typically my work is rooted in place with a focus on the urban environment, which is usually Hong Kong focused. I have loved using a different city as my inspiration and focus. My Lion is inspired by Windsor, featuring iconic landmarks from around the town, including of course the Castle, the crooked house, the bridge and Queen Victoria herself.'

Eleanor chose the name Barbary as a tribute to Barbary lions (Panthera leo leo), which were once native to North Africa, but are now extinct in the wild. The Romans used Barbary lions to battle with gladiators in the Colosseum and they were kept in the Tower of London menagerie and offered as gifts to royal families of Morocco and Ethiopia. They are now only found in zoos and conservation efforts are underway to help ensure the survival of the species.

Barbary was kindly sponsored by Regus Windsor.

- Sculpture designed by leading UK sculptor Alan Dun from Bath.
- Handmade in the UK from hollow fibreglass
- Weight approximately 25kgs. (They can easily be carried by 2 people or by one strong person and fit in most large estate cars)
- Measurements: 180cm long x 60cm wide.
- Painted in acrylics
- Varnish: Easy On clear gloss anti-graffiti coating (manufacturer details: 20 year permanent life, withstands 100’s of cleans, Class 0 Fire Rated graffiti protection)

PLEASE NOTE - The auction houses have kindly waived their 25% sales commission, however VAT at 20% will be added to the hammer price of each lot


BARBARY

Artist: Eleanor McColl

Eleanor is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Hong Kong. Several years ago she was asked to paint a cow sculpture for the Film Aid Asia charity and has since painted a pig, a car, a Chinese stool and now a lion!

Eleanor says 'I love the chance to work on a different surface and the design challenge that this brings. Typically my work is rooted in place with a focus on the urban environment, which is usually Hong Kong focused. I have loved using a different city as my inspiration and focus. My Lion is inspired by Windsor, featuring iconic landmarks from around the town, including of course the Castle, the crooked house, the bridge and Queen Victoria herself.'

Eleanor chose the name Barbary as a tribute to Barbary lions (Panthera leo leo), which were once native to North Africa, but are now extinct in the wild. The Romans used Barbary lions to battle with gladiators in the Colosseum and they were kept in the Tower of London menagerie and offered as gifts to royal families of Morocco and Ethiopia. They are now only found in zoos and conservation efforts are underway to help ensure the survival of the species.

Barbary was kindly sponsored by Regus Windsor.

- Sculpture designed by leading UK sculptor Alan Dun from Bath.
- Handmade in the UK from hollow fibreglass
- Weight approximately 25kgs. (They can easily be carried by 2 people or by one strong person and fit in most large estate cars)
- Measurements: 180cm long x 60cm wide.
- Painted in acrylics
- Varnish: Easy On clear gloss anti-graffiti coating (manufacturer details: 20 year permanent life, withstands 100’s of cleans, Class 0 Fire Rated graffiti protection)

PLEASE NOTE - The auction houses have kindly waived their 25% sales commission, however VAT at 20% will be added to the hammer price of each lot

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