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The Lion and the Serpent 3

By pamelajean
Kingston Lacy is a country house and estate near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, now owned by the National Trust.

This is some detail of one of the two matching c19 bronze lions fighting snakes by Claude-Francois Comperot (1786-1869) that are either side of the grand doors that lead from the stately home into the rear garden.

Although the lion is killing the snake, itís surprising how different this looks from a different angle. Itís almost as if the lion is fondling the snake rather than killing it, or as if they are having a conversation.

(Shown here in 2015 as a version).

With thanks to all who looked, voted and commented, and especially those who gave User Awards to my previous upload, Gaillardia.


Tags: Snake Dorset Lion Architecture Fighting National trust Kingston lacy Bronze sculpture Wimborne minster stately-home Claude-Francois Comperot

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Very nice shot with the estate in the b.g. I always enjoy the history of the photos, as it adds so much to the reason for taking it. Thank you!
af1 Plus
9 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2021 6:57PM
Nice detailed shot and history many thanks Alan..
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2021 10:31PM
a great composition Pamela
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
15 Sep 2021 11:50PM
From the angle you have captured the statue, the lion does not very fierce, almost as if he is caressing the snake. I like the composition, with the lion in focus, and the background thrown out of focus.
franken Plus
20 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2021 6:54AM
Very nice, Pamela.

16 Sep 2021 8:40AM
Fine composition Pamela

Joe Smile
richmowil Plus
13 485 2 England
16 Sep 2021 9:37AM
A wonderful place and image!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
16 Sep 2021 3:40PM
Definitely having a conversation here! A super composition and capture, Pamela 🦁🐍😀👍
Trev 😀
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
16 Sep 2021 6:18PM
The lion certainly appears to be caressing the snake from your angle Pamela.
capto Plus
10 7.1k 32 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2021 10:03PM
Good to include the house and background story.Smile
Excellent image and interesting narra tive.
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2021 7:41PM
Beautiful sculpture... Excellent composition Pam,
Isabel GrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2021 12:20PM

Quote:I like the composition, with the lion in focus, and the background thrown out of focus.

Me too.

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