Stunning Set Four Bronze Four Seasons Sculptures
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Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century, this wonderful quartet of bronze statuettes depicts ‘Four Seasons’ figures dressed in classical garb.
Comprising two male and two female figures, each one represents a particular season of the year. They are extremely lifelike and the attention to detail in the workmanship will make them a very special addition to your collection.
They have been produced using the ‘lost wax’ method also known as ‘cire-perdu’.
As you can see from the pictures, these items are in excellent condition.
More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Statue Making
Used by most cultures across the globe, bronze statues have been produced by this method since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The method employs the use of a wax model of the piece to be cast, which is coated in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is heated and drained off once the mold is dry. If a hollow bronze statue is required then the wax model is constructed around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to set. Once the metal has cooled sufficiently, the mold is broken open to reveal the bronze statue within.
More Information and To View
When it comes to bronze statuettes of this quality it is always preferable to view them in person. However we understand that this is not always possible.
You are welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this wonderful quartet of bronze statuettes. We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this and our many other bronzes at our North London warehouse and showroom. Please email us or call for an appointment, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which of our many bronze statuettes you are referring to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please call first before making a journey on a Saturday to make certain that we are available on your chosen day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at very fine bronze statuettes which require careful packing and shipping to their final destination - your home or other location. We can pack and ship bronze statuettes to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making a purchase these items so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these items we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for these bronze statuettes, unless we have erroneously described them in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the items in their original packaging and condition.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 42 x Width 14 x Depth 14 - Male Figures
Height 43 x Width 14 x Depth 14 - Female Figures
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - Male Figures
Height 1 foot, 5 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches - Female Figures
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: 02904