Bronze Mother and Child After Fernando Botero Angulo
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This is a wonderful bronze figure of a mother and child and bears the replica signature of the famous Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero Angulo and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.
Set on an attractive marble base, this bronze figure of a mother and child has been produced by the ‘lost wax’ method.
This wonderful bronze figure of a mother and child is in excellent condition as you can see from the gallery of photographs we have provided.
More About Fernando Botero Angulo
Botero was born in 1932 in Medellin in Colombia. His signature style is known as ‘Boterismo’ and depicts people and figures with large exaggerated volumes which he often uses to represent humour or political criticism depending on the item. He is considered to be the most quoted and recognised living artist from Latin America and his art is found in highly visible and prestigious venues around the world such as the Champs Elysees in Paris and Park Avenue in New York City.
He works most of the year in Paris and exhibits across the globe.
Further Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Figure Manufacture
Widely used by nearly all people across the globe, bronze figures have been created by this approach since earliest times.
The method uses a wax figure of the item to be cast, which is covered in plaster or clay to produce a mold. The wax is heated up and emptied once the mold is hardened. If a hollow bronze figure is needed then the wax model is made around a heat resistant center. Molten bronze is poured into the mold and left to harden. Once the metal has cooled sufficiently, the mold is broken open to expose the bronze figure inside.
More Information and Making Viewing Arrangements
With regards to bronze figures of this quality it is normally better to have a look at them in person. Nonetheless we appreciate that this is not always achievable.
You are welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any considerations you might have about this beautiful bronze figure of a mother and child. We would also be pleased to setup a viewing of this and our several other bronze figures and bronze statuettes at our North London warehouse. Please email us or call for a appointment, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which of our various bronze statuettes you are alluding to.
Our display room 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 sure that we are available to you on your preferred day.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are dealing with excellent top quality bronze figures which need attentive packing and shipping to their final address - your residence or other site. We can pack and ship bronze figures to basically any place globally, but we ask that you please call or email for a shipping quote prior to making a purchase so that we can discuss your requirements.
We can send items to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with this item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this bronze figure unless we have incorrectly outlined them in some material way and you do not get what you were hoping for. You must return the items 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 33 x Width 19 x Depth 22 & Weight 8.5 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 7 inches x Depth 9 inches & Weight 18.7 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.
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Our reference: 05493
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