Stunning Bronze Blackamoor Bust Sculpture Verdigris
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This is an amazing bronze bust sculpture of a Blackamoor with his arms crossed over his chest, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.
This bronze bust sculpture has a wonderful verdigris patina and will make a fine display item for anyone who appreciates the elegance of classic African motifs.
The attention to detail throughout the work is striking and it will provide a talking point wherever you choose to display it.
As you can see from the gallery of photographs on this page, this bronze bust sculpture is offered for sale in excellent condition.
Additional Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Sculpture Making
Employed by most civilizations almost everywhere on the globe, bronze sculptures have been constructed by this means since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The method makes use of a wax model of the sculpture to be cast, which is covered in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is warmed up and drained off once the mold is dry. If a hollow bronze sculpture is called for then the wax model is manufactured around a heat proof center. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled completely, the mold is broken open to expose the bronze statue inside.
Additional Details and Arranging a Viewing
When it comes to bronze sculptures of this excellence it is usually preferable to look at them in person. However we understand that this option is not always available.
You are invited to email us or call us by using the contact information shown above with any questions you might have about this lovely bronze bust sculpture of a Blackamoor. We would also be delighted to organise a viewing of this and our various other bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment, quoting our reference as found above so we know which of our numerous bronze sculptures you are referring to.
Our saleroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a trip on a Saturday to make certain that we are available on your preferred day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are considering a fine bronze bust sculpture which needs to be carefully packed and shipped to its final location - your house or other place of your choice. We can pack and ship bronze sculptures to almost any address world-wide, but we request that you be sure to call or email for a shipping quote prior to making a purchase of this object so that we can fully discuss your specifications.
We ship to any mainland UK location without charge. If you are not happy with this object we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this bronze bust statue, unless we have erroneously described it in some substantial way and you do not obtain what you thought you were getting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 62 x Width 42 x Depth 30 & Weight 25.95 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot & Weight 57.2 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: 02708