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Winged Lion

Years ago, I was in London attending some legal course or other. I stayed at a hotel in South Kensington. Nearby, at Hyde Park Gate, I spotted a magnificent sculpture of a winged lion. It decorated the corner of a white building, dating from the Victorian era by the look of it. I thought then that I’d love to do a painting of the lion, but I didn’t have my sketchbook or camera. (This was before phones had cameras built into them.) But I remembered the winged lion and last year, while I was in that area again, I took some photos of it. So here it is, the Winged Lion, in all its glory, painted in monochrome. The colour I used is Ivory Black.

After a Google search, I can tell you that there’s a set of the lions on the building. (I only saw one.) Apparently they were sculpted by a gent named Alfred Drury in 1898.

Would you like to buy this painting?

This original watercolour painting is available for sale, unframed. Terms and Conditions apply.


The size is 8.5 x 11.8 inches, or 21.5 x 30 centimetres.


The materials are Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Daler & Rowney 140lb (300gsm) Langton Prestige Cold Pressed (Not) watercolour paper, which is a professional-quality paper.


The price is UK £75.00.

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I’m prepared to sell this painting not just to buyers in the UK, but also to residents of the following countries*: Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

There’s no extra charge for shipping (postage and packing), but remember, the painting will be unframed. It’s up to you as the buyer to get it framed the way you want it.

*To the best of my knowledge, none of these countries will charge import duty on the painting.


I accept payment via PayPal only. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PayPal account, because PayPal allows customers to pay with a debit or credit card.

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