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Lions Collection

Background imageLions Collection: Granada / The Alhambra

Granada / The Alhambra
The Court of Lions

Background imageLions Collection: Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines

Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines
Lions and Dead Quagga, Vultures and Adjutants, Zululand, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (3 of 5) Date: 1874

Background imageLions Collection: The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max

The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
The Lions Bride - a painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (18401915) was a Prague-born Austrian painter. The scene was depicted in motion picture form as an hommage in the Gloria Swanson film

Background imageLions Collection: African Lioness - close up of female

African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageLions Collection: Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo

Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo, featuring lions and an elephant. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageLions Collection: Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis

Sleeping Lions / F. Lewis
A sleeping lion and lioness. (panthera leo)

Background imageLions Collection: Alhambra. SPAIN. ANDALUSIA. Granada. Alhambra

Alhambra. SPAIN. ANDALUSIA. Granada. Alhambra. Patio of the Lions. Hispano-Moresque art. Nasrid dynasty. Architecture

Background imageLions Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageLions Collection: Alhambra / Spain / Lions Crt

Alhambra / Spain / Lions Crt
The Court of the Lions within the Palace of the Alhambra

Background imageLions Collection: Circus Poster / Paris

Circus Poster / Paris
A poster for Cirque d ete (Summer circus) in the Champs Elysees, Paris. Open every evening, there are clowns, lions and horses, to name but a few acts

Background imageLions Collection: Daniel in Lions Den

Daniel in Lions Den
Nebuchadnezzar casts Daniel into a den of lions, with the intention that they would eat him; instead, they let him be, recognising that he is under Gods protection

Background imageLions Collection: Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Cha

Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Cha
Italy. Sicily. Palerm. Palace of the Normans. Byzantine mosaics at the Palatine Chapel. Christ with Saint Peter and Paul above the throne stage. 12 th century

Background imageLions Collection: Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion

Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion
Mr Pastry, aka the comic actor Richard Hearne (1908-1979), with a lion. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageLions Collection: African Lion - cub lying down alert whilst adults

African Lion - cub lying down alert whilst adults are resting (Panthera leo). Ndutu area between Serengeti and Ngorongoro - Tanzania

Background imageLions Collection: James F Byrne, rugby player and cricketer

James F Byrne, rugby player and cricketer
James Frederick Byrne (1871-1954), rugby player for England and the British and Irish Lions, and first-class cricketer for Warwickshire (captain). 1890s

Background imageLions Collection: WWI - The Lion Roused - British Propaganda postcard

WWI - The Lion Roused - British Propaganda postcard full of strength, defiance and patriotism. The confidence evident in 1914... Date: 1914

Background imageLions Collection: Hunting Trophies - A Good Bag - British East Africa

Hunting Trophies - A Good Bag - British East Africa (Modern Kenya). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLions Collection: RICHARD I 1157 - 1199

RICHARD I 1157 - 1199
RICHARD I, THE LIONHEART Depicted riding into battle, broadsword in hand, armoured from head to foot. His shield bears three lions passant, the English Kings royal symbol

Background imageLions Collection: Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales

Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales. circa 1960s

Background imageLions Collection: Italiy. Venice. Saint Marks Basilica. Noahs Ark. Mosaic. 1

Italiy. Venice. Saint Marks Basilica. Noahs Ark. Mosaic. 1
Noah free the animals of the ark, Mosaic from the Pala d Oro or Golden Altar 12th-14th centuries. Saint Marks Basilica. Venice. Italy

Background imageLions Collection: Trafalgar Square Lions

Trafalgar Square Lions
Nelson thanks Edwin Landseer for the lions which are finally installed at the foot of his column in Trafalgar Square. Date: 1867

Background imageLions Collection: Tiger Trainer 1930S

Tiger Trainer 1930S
Tiger trainer Miss Cilly Heyderich, giving one of her tigers a piggy back! Date: early 1930s

Background imageLions Collection: Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome

Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome
Herr Julius Seeth, lion tamer, in the arena at the London Hippodrome with two of his lions forming behind him with ponies and dogs. Date: 1903

Background imageLions Collection: People in the Lion House at London Zoo

People in the Lion House at London Zoo. Date: circa 1910

Background imageLions Collection: Women Washing Dishes

Women Washing Dishes
Three young women (" Three Lions", perhaps in some way connected with womens services during World War Two) washing and drying dishes together in a large kitchen

Background imageLions Collection: Trafalgar Square / Chromo

Trafalgar Square / Chromo
A view of Trafalgar Square looking up towards the National Gallery, showing Nelsons Column, the lions and the fountains

Background imageLions Collection: Trafalgar Sq before Lion

Trafalgar Sq before Lion
Trafalgar Square before the lions came

Background imageLions Collection: Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion

Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion
Cartoon, The State of the Nation, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion. Mr Disraelis motion for a Select Committee to consider the state of the nation, in consequence of the repeal of the Corn Law

Background imageLions Collection: Fruit Label --s Musmeci Costa, Messina, Sicily

Fruit Label --s Musmeci Costa, Messina, Sicily, exporters of citrus fruit and vegetables. Depicting two lions and an array of medals. Date: 20th century

Background imageLions Collection: Bridge - Pont de Ghazirah - Cairo

Bridge - Pont de Ghazirah - Cairo
Pont de Ghazirah - Bridge over the Nile at Cairo built by a French Ironworks. When Egypt became British, the two statues of the (very English) lions were added!

Background imageLions Collection: Construction of the Lions, Trafalgar Square, London, 1867

Construction of the Lions, Trafalgar Square, London, 1867
Engraving showing the construction of the lion statues at the base of Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London, 1867. In the background, one of the lions is kept under wraps

Background imageLions Collection: Shipping wild animals in the London Docks

Shipping wild animals in the London Docks
Animals of Messrs. Howe and Cushings menagerie being loaded at the London Docks. An elephant is being hoisted up by a chain and girth to be put on board the ship, while a cage full of lions

Background imageLions Collection: Snow Trafalgar Square

Snow Trafalgar Square
A man sweeps a path in the heavy snow at the base of Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square. Note Landseers lions covered in snow

Background imageLions Collection: Uniforms of the Portuguese cavalry, 1800s

Uniforms of the Portuguese cavalry, 1800s
Uniforms of the Portuguese Army, 1800s. Mounted Lisbon police guard 5, cavalryman from the Legion of Alorgna, and cavalryman from the Regiment of Alcantara

Background imageLions Collection: Lawrence Dallaglio (Lions 1997) - England rugby player

Lawrence Dallaglio (Lions 1997) - England rugby player Date: 1990s - 2000s

Background imageLions Collection: Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Daniel in the Lions Den

Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Daniel in the Lions Den

Background imageLions Collection: Barnum's Circus in Ramsgate in 1899

Barnum's Circus in Ramsgate in 1899

Background imageLions Collection: Lion's Head From Tower Of General Post Office

Lion's Head From Tower Of General Post Office
Lion's, Head, from, Tower, of, General, Post, Office, Cape, Town, South, Africa, Valentine's, postcard, circa, 1910, , 13974338

Background imageLions Collection: Table Mountain, Devil's Peak, Lion's Head, Cape Town

Table Mountain, Devil's Peak, Lion's Head, Cape Town, South Africa - Valentine's postcard c. 1910 Date: circa 1910

Background imageLions Collection: London Zoo - A large male Lion

London Zoo - A large male Lion anticipating someone ignoring the warning sign

Background imageLions Collection: Indian Idol in the grounds, Sandringham, Norfolk

Indian Idol in the grounds, Sandringham, Norfolk - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageLions Collection: Sea Lions, Groudle Glen, Isle of Man

Sea Lions, Groudle Glen, Isle of Man - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageLions Collection: Laughing Animals

Laughing Animals
An illustration portraying a gentleman smoking a cigar, walking alongside a young lady wearing a decorative patterned dress and an extravagant hat, a crowd of animals including an elephant, pelican

Background imageLions Collection: Lion

Lion
A detailed illustration of a grand male lion's head. Date: circa 1917

Background imageLions Collection: Film, Three Kings, A Tale of the Circus

Film, Three Kings, A Tale of the Circus
British & Foreign Films, Three Kings, A Tale of the Circus, directed by Hans Steinoff Date: 1929

Background imageLions Collection: Novelty line drawing of a lion's head faces the Union Flag

Novelty line drawing of a lion's head faces the Union Flag
The head is made up from the names of the Colonies - Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand and African Colonies. WW1 Date: circa 1915

Background imageLions Collection: The Great Blondini - walking the high wire above four lions

The Great Blondini - walking the high wire above four lions
A slightly fanciful illustration of French tightrope walker Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet) (1824-1897) - walking the high wire above a pit of four large male lions. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageLions Collection: Edward, Prince of Wales, and Princess Alexandra

Edward, Prince of Wales, and Princess Alexandra
Edward, Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Date: circa 1863



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