H984.1.1 - Smaller Lions Gate Bridge maquette by Marega

Catalogue Number
H984.1.1
Object Name
sculpture
Object Type
model
Alternate Object Name

maquette

Associated Material

H984.1.2 is the other lion in the set of two; H984.1.1 - .16 are all plaster models of well-known sculptures around Vancouver; all created by Charles Marega.

Culture
Italian Canadian
Origin Country
Canada
Origin Province / Territory
BC
Origin Municipality
Vancouver
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
BC
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1930s
Date
1930 to 1939
Artifact History

This is the work of Charles Marega who was one of Vancouver's most prominent sculptors. See donor/documentation file.

Artist
Marega, Charles
Artist Information

Trained as a sculptor in Marino, Italy and Vienna Austria, Charles Marega (1871-1939) arrived in Vancouver in 1909. In 1913 Marega carved 14 stone figures that look out from the library wing of the parliament buildings in Victoria. He was President of the B.C. society of Fine Arts in 1918; and five years later he opened a studio at 822 Hornby Street. in 1925 Marega co-founded the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Art. Charles Marega made significant contributions to the landscape of Vancouver: his sculpture of Captain Vancouver at city hall (1936), the detail work on the Burrard Bridge (1925) and the lions of the Lions Gate Bridge.

Physical Description
A model of a reclining lion used for the sculpture at the southern entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC.
Material
plaster
Colour
white
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
26.00 43.50 11.00
Technique
moulded, sculpted
Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Imredy, Peggy