South Bank Lion

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sculpture by William Frederick Woodington in London, United Kingdom

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Geographical coordinates: 51.5009 -0.119848


English South Bank Lion

The South Bank Lion, also known as the Red Lion, is a Coade stone sculpture of a standing male lion cast in 1837. It has stood at the east end of Westminster Bridge in London, to the north side of the bridge beside County Hall, since 1966. Painted red between 1951 and 1966, the paint was later removed to reveal again the white ceramic surface underneath.

The statue is about 13 feet (4.0 m) long and 12 feet (3.7 m) high, and weighs about 13 tonnes (14 tons). It is made of Coade stone, a type of ceramic stoneware that resembles artificial stone and which is very resistant to weathering. The fine details of its modelling still remain clear after decades of exposure to the corrosive atmosphere in London throughout the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries caused by heavy use of coal. The statue was made in separate parts and cramped together on an iron frame.

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French South Bank Lion

Le South Bank Lion, aussi connu comme le Red Lion, est un monument de pierre de Coade représentant un lion.

Il se situe à l'extrémité est du Westminster Bridge, près du London County Hall, à Londres.

Il était peint en rouge de 1951 à 1966 et est situé à son emplacement actuel depuis 1966.

Il est monument classé de Grade II*.

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