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bronze lions (1894), Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave, The Loop, Chicago, Illinois, USA | by lumierefl
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bronze lions (1894), Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Ave, The Loop, Chicago, Illinois, USA

sculpture by Edward L. Kemeys (1843-1907), Chicago sculptor prominent in American anamaliers movement • guards Art Institute's west entrance with South Lion • Kemey said North Lion “has has back up, and is ready for a roar and a spring." • original lions among dozen wild animals Kemeys sculpted in plaster for World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 • his plaster lions stood at entrance to Fine Arts Palace, now the Museum of Science & Industry, Jackson Park • recast in bronze, 1893, for placement at Art Institute of Chicago

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Taken on March 25, 2010