Stunning Blackamoor Bronze Bust Sculpture Marble Base
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This is an amazing bronze bust sculpture of a Blackamoor with his arms crossed over his chest set on a marble base. It dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.
This bronze bust sculpture will make a fine display item for anyone who appreciates the elegance of classic African designs.
The attention to detail throughout the work is wonderful and it will become a talking point wherever you choose to display it.
As you will see from the photos in the gallery, this bronze bust sculpture of a Blackamoor is offered for sale in superb condition.
Additional Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Sculpture Making
Employed by most societies almost everywhere around the globe, bronze sculptures have been constructed by this method since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The technique makes use of a wax model of the sculpture to be cast, which is covered in a material suitable for creating a mold. Once the mold is set, the wax is heated up and drained off. If a hollow bronze sculpture is required then the wax model is manufactured around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to set. Once the metal has cooled completely, the mold is broken open to expose the bronze sculpture inside.
Getting Further Details and Arranging a Viewing
When it comes to bronze bust sculptures of this excellence it is preferable to view at them in person. However we understand that this is not always possible.
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 bronze busts at our North London warehouse. Please email us or call for an appointment, quoting our reference as found above so we know which of our numerous bronze busts you are referring to.
Our warehouse 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 will need to be carefully shipped to its final location - your house or other place of your choice. We can pack and ship bronze bust 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 get what you thought. 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).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
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.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 02709
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