Venus by Botticelli Lage Bronze Sculpture
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This wonderful bronze statue depicts the goddess Venus emerging from the sea as a fully grown woman modelled on the famous painting by Botticelli.
He painted it in 1486 and it has gone on to become one of the most iconic paintings of all time, representing the flourishing of the new artistic aesthetic of the Renaissance.
The detailing is superb and it was made using the traditional ‘lost wax’ method.
As can be seen from the photographs, this bronze statue of Venus is in excellent condition.
More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Technique of Bronze Statue Casting
Used by most societies all over the globe, bronze sculptures have been manufactured by this means since at least the 3rd millennium BCE.
The procedure makes 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 set. If a hollow bronze statue is required then the wax model is manufactured around a heat proof core. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to set. Once the metal has cooled enough, the mold is broken open to show the bronze statue inside.
Additional Information and Viewing the Item
When dealing with bronze statues of this quality it is always preferable to view them in person. Nonetheless we understand that this is not always possible.
You are invited to email us or call us using the contact information indicated above with any questions you might have about this wonderful bronze statue of Venus. We would also be pleased to arrange 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 statues you are alluding to.
Our showroom is open from 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays - please contact us first before making a journey on a Saturday to make sure that we are available on your preferred day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are considering a first-class bronze statue which will need to have careful packing and shipping to its final location - your house or other venue. We can pack and ship bronze statues to virtually any location internationally, but we request that you be sure to call or email for a shipping quotation before making a purchase of this bronze statue of Venus so that we can fully discuss your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK location for free. If you are not happy with this item, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this bronze statue of Venus, unless we have inaccurately described it in some substantial way and you do not get what you were anticipating. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.
You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 120 x Width 50 x Depth 38 & Weight 29.3 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches & Weight 64.6 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: 05164
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.