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Self Portrait with the 'Goddess of Hope' (after Bertel Thorvaldsen)

The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn.

“The Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”

Jesus the Christ, Christ Bertel Thorvaldsen. (I want this for Christmas to put in my house!! <3)

The Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

A statue in the city of Luzern, Switzerland, commemorating the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution. Mark Twain called it the most moving piece of stone in history.

Portrait of Bertel Thorvaldsen by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (Danish 1783-1853)....Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)was an Internationaly famous Danish sculptor who spent most of his life in Rome.