Court of the Lions

Court of the Lions

3,000.00

Artist

Adam Williamson

Artwork Title & Inspiration

Court of the Lions

Hand carved stucco wall panel echoing the traditional vegetal and floral arabesque designs inspired by the 'Court of the Lions' from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Artwork Category

Arabesque

Physical Description

Hand carved stucco using plaster of Paris with oak frame.

Dimensions

95 x 34.5 cm (Framed)

Country of Origin

UK

LOT 43

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Adam Williamson

London based and award winning sculptor, Adam Williamson, has undertaken a long list of prestigious commissions which include projects for HRH the Prince of Wales, the University of Oxford, Shakespeare's Globe, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the Pakistan Embassy, and London Zoo to name a few.

His work is profoundly inspired and governed by the universal principles existing in the natural world. His works are characterised by the marriage of high craftsmanship with minimal design. Since 2010 Adam has regularly visited Jamaica working as a consultant for an on-going The Prince's School of Traditional Arts project designed to enable local craftsmen and woodcarvers start a business. In 2013 he also undertook consultancy work in China and Azerbaijan with a focus on preserving traditional craft skills in those areas.

He has contributed a chapter on Islimi (Arabesque) in the book 'Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands'. Adam works from his studio in London and continues to teach at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts.

HRH the Prince of Whales commissioned sculptor Adam Williamson to carve the personal tribute to her memory. On Saturday 5 August 2006 the creation was officially unveiled to applause from spectators. The memorial was carved from a single piece of burlington slate and includes an intricately weaving knot-work boarder and an inscription written by The Duke and a likeness of The Queen Mother.

The Queen Mother died in March 2002, at the age of 101. This oval plaque commemorates her long friendship with the community of Canisbury near the Castle of Mey one of the Queen Mother’s favourite retreats. The slate memorial is installed at the church in Canisbay, where the Queen Mother used to worship.

 The unveiling of a memorial plaque of HM The Queen Mother, hand carved by Adam Williamson commissioned by HRH Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall.

The unveiling of a memorial plaque of HM The Queen Mother, hand carved by Adam Williamson commissioned by HRH Prince Of Wales & Duchess Of Cornwall.

The hand carved stucco wall panel offered in this sale echoes the traditional vegetal and floral arabesque designs from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Video: Adam Williamson discusses some of the inspirations taken from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

 

Artwork photography courtesy of Tom Gowanlock and videography courtesy of Lisa Islam, Mohammed Tahir and Syed Gilani.