Duke of Wellington Bronze After Alfred Boucher
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An imposing and lifelike bronze sculpture of the Duke of Wellington, standing in a typical battle pose, brandishing a sword and shown perilously close to a cannon of the period, bearing a replica signature of French sculptor Alfred Boucher.
Alfred Boucher, (1850 - 1934) was a well known sculptor and a friend of fellow artist and sculptor Auguste Rodin. This work was typical of his output although he produced bronzes of a wide variety of subjects during his long life.
This high quality bronze is a hot cast recast of an original produced using the 'lost wax' otherwise known as cire perdue process, and it bears the replica signature of the famous sculptor Alfred Boucher. It is dated by our experts to the last quarter of the Twentieth Century.
Lovers of military bronze statues will be especially pleased with the level of detail on display with this piece - the face is finely modelled and the military costume and paraphernalia is accurately represented - the bronze statues casting process having done its job and preserved every nuance of the original.
We are very pleased to be able to offer this bronze statue of the Duke of Wellington for sale in excellent condition - please take a look at the photographs for confirmation of condition.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a fine Boucher bronze sculpture. It requires expert and careful packing and shipping so that it reaches your destination securely and safely. We can ship this bronze sculpture of Wellington to almost any location worldwide and we will be delighted to take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a shipping quotation first, before purchasing this military bronze sculpture so that we can fully meet your shipping requirements. We ship completely free of charge to any mainland UK address.
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You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 14 x Depth 12 & Weight 3.1 kg
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 6.8 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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Our reference: 05500
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