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Una and the Lion, Circle of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807).

Watercolour in an oval frame, 31.8cm by 24.8cm.

The subject matter is taken from Edmund Spenser’s 16th Century poem, ‘The Faerie Queen’.

Una meets the lion whilst on a quest to release her royal parents, who have been imprisoned by a ferocious dragon.

The fierce lion is enchanted by her beauty and innocence and decides that he will become her companion and protector, rather than eat her.


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