Monumental Pair 8ft Patinated Bronze Atlas Columns
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This Pair Of Columns Makes A Real Impression When You First See Them – They Can Be Used Indoors, (if Your Ceilings Are High Enough), Or Outdoors As Required.
In classical European architecture, an atlas is a support which has been sculpted in the form of a man and which can take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster. The Roman term for such a sculptural support is a telamon.
These Bronze Atlas columns depict classical a pair of bearded figures which are dressed in togas and sashes and support the capitals of the columns on top of their heads and they feature Bacchanalian cherubs, grapes and also have a pair of angels on either side. The columns are stood on decorative bases featuring putti and various other ornamentation presented in high relief.
Over the years the bronze surface has acquired a lovely patia which gives the statues a warmth and depth that is most appealing.
We are offering these bronze Atlas columns for sale in excellent condition. Please check the gallery of photographs in order to see for yourself just how desirable these statues are.
You are welcome, and encouraged, to visit our north London showroom in order to view and inspect this pair of bronze columns, along with many more bronzes that we currently have in stock. If you plan on making a long journey, please telephone or email us first to ensure that the item you want hasn’t already been sold. Please quote the item number shown above when calling in order to avoid confusion.
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To find out more about this pair of large bronze statues and to ask any questions that you might have, please feel free to call our antiques experts on the number shown. When calling please quote the item reference shown so we can be sure to advise you correctly.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at 2 fine pieces of bronze which require careful packing and shipping to their destination. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing 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 these Bronze Atlas Statues, 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 245 x Width 70 x Depth 36 - Left hand column
Height 246 x Width 70 x Depth 37 - Right hand column
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 feet, 0 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches - Left hand column
Height 8 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 3 inches - Right hand column
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: 07436
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