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Kingston Lacy Urn

By pamelajean
Detail from an enormous decorative bronze urn by French sculptor Carlo Marochetti that is above the parterre (a level space in a garden occupied by an ornamental arrangement of flower beds) at the top of the steps leading up from the main garden of the house at Kingston Lacy.

There are two puttos on the urn (a putto is a figure in Renaissance art of a chubby naked male child with wings, especially a cherub or a cupid), both with their heads in their hands, looking rather sad and fed up. There are lion heads below them.

Thank you all for your interest in my last upload of the lion statue.


Tags: Dorset Lion Architecture Stately home Cherub Kingston lacy Nationaltrust Wimborne minster Carlo Marochetti French sculptor Cherub Urn

Voters: Badgerfred, taggart, Jmag60 and 38 more

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22 Sep 2021 5:05PM
Like the detail captured Pamela,
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Sep 2021 5:05PM
Careful focus and composition in this wonderful image!
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2021 8:22AM
Very nice, Pamela.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
23 Sep 2021 11:35AM
Does look rather sad, as if bent over and crying, my first thought as I looked at this 😢 But it's a lovely composition and capture, Pamela 😃👍
Trev 😀
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
23 Sep 2021 12:06PM
Lovely colours and details, Pamela, plus interesting notes about their history. Spot-on focus!
CaroleS Plus
12 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2021 2:03PM
Lovely colour and detail - a good pov too.
af1 Plus
9 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2021 7:09PM
Lovely details photo Pamela well produced...Alan
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2021 12:34PM
Beautifully photographed...
Isabel GrinGrin

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