Beautiful Bronze Sculpture of Boy Piper Moreau
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This is a wonderful large bronze sculpture of a boy piper clothed in a fig leaf, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
It is a recast of an original and bears the replica signature of the renowned French sculptor Auguste Moreau who was creating works during the middle of the 1800s, making his debut at the Paris Salon in 1861.
The attention to detail throughout the piece is absolutely fantastic and is sure to become a talking point wherever you decide to place it in your home or office. It was produced using the ‘lost wax’ method of bronze casting.
As you will be able to see from the photographs, this bronze statue of a boy piper is in superb condition.
More About Auguste Moreau
Auguste Moreau (1834-1917) was born in Dijon and learnt his trade under his brother, Mathurin Moreau. He specialised in figures, statuettes and groups, working mainly in marble. He made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1861 and continued to play an active role in the Salon des Artistes Francais until 1910.
More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Statue Making
Exploited by most cultures all over the globe, bronze statues have been created by this method ever since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The technique makes use of a wax model of the item to be cast, which is coated in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is warmed and drained off once the mold is set. If a hollow bronze statue is called for then the wax model is constructed around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled enough, the mold is broken open to present the bronze sculpture within.
More Information and Arranging a Viewing
When it comes to bronze sculptures of this high quality it is always preferable to look at them in person. Nonetheless we realise that this is not always feasible.
You are invited to email us or call us by using the contact details indicated above with any queries you might have about this lovely bronze statue of a boy piper. We would also be pleased to setup a viewing of this and our various other bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an meeting, quoting our reference as indicated above so we know which of our numerous bronze sculpture you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are considering a very fine bronze sculpture which demands careful packing and shipping to its final location - your house or other destination. We can pack and ship bronze sculptures to almost any location world-wide, but we ask that you kindly call or email for a shipping estimate prior to making a purchase of this item so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK location at no cost. If you are not satisfied with this bronze statue of a boy piper we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this bronze sculpture, unless we have mistakenly described it in some material way and you do not get what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that become due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 28 x Depth 28 & Weight 17.5 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 11 inches & Weight 38.6 lbs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
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The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
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Our reference: 00999
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