When you look at the magnificent bronze lions sitting at the foot of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square you see powerful, dignified, graceful beasts. Each one is 11ft high, 20ft long and 7 tons of poised feline power.
As a footnote, the ‘Landseer Lions’ were actually a Plan B. Originally Thomas Milnes was commissioned to produce four lions which he delivered to the site. However they were not deemed to be grand enough and were rejected. They now reside in the north of England in Saltaire, a Victorian model village near Bradford.