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Stunning Large Monumental Bronze Stag Sculpture

Stunning Large Monumental Bronze Stag Sculpture Sold
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This is an incredibly lifelike monumental bronze sculpture depicting a proud stag with antlers aloft, standing on a mountain sloped base, dating from the last quarter of the 20th century.

He has a dark brown patina with very detailed textured hair and horns making this bronze animal appear very lifelike.

There is no mistaking the unique design and quality of this gorgeous bronze animal sculpture and it will soon become the focal point of your garden and is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

It was produced using the ‘Lost Wax’ also known as the ‘cire-perdue’ method of bronze casting.

Condition

This gorgeous monumental bronze stag sculpture is presented for sale in excellent condition as can be seen from the gallery of photos we have provided for your perusal.

More About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Casting

This method of creating bronze statues and other bronze sculptures has been around since at least the 3rd millennium BCE and has been extensively used by most cultures across the globe with the exception of Australia.

The method uses a wax model of the sculpture to be cast which is coated in a substance such as plaster or clay to create a mold. Once the mold is dry, the wax is heated and drained off, leaving a mold that has every single small detail of the original wax model. If a hollow bronze object is required then the wax model is built around a heat-resistant core which withstands the heating of both the wax and the molten metal.

The molten bronze is poured into the space created by the melted wax and left to harden. Once this has occurred the mold is broken open to reveal the bronze cast statue or sculpture.

More Information and To View

When it comes to bronze animal sculptures of this quality it is always preferable to view it in person if you can. However we appreciate 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 bronze stag statue. 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 to view, quoting our reference as shown above so we know which of our many bronze animal statues and other bronze pieces 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 open on your chosen day.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

You are looking at a very fine piece of bronze animal sculpture which requires careful packing and shipping to its final destination - your home or other location. We can pack and ship bronze animal sculptures to almost any destination worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quotation before making a purchase the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements.

We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with the item 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 this bronze stag statue, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its 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 114 x Width 100 x Depth 60

Weight 36 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 3 inches x Depth 2 feet

Weight 79.4 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).

Satinwood

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: 06790