Brown Patinated Bronze Bust of Michelangelo's David
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We are delighted to present this wonderfully detailed bronze bust of Michelangelo’s David dating from the last quarter of the 20th Century.
The dark brown patinated bronze bust of David has a wonderfully sensitive modeled face and is a copy of the masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture produced by Michelangelo between 1501 and 1504 in Florence. The statue represents the biblical hero David who was a popular subject in Florentine Art during this period.
It has the inscription ‘Michelangelo’ on the rear and has been produced using the ‘lost wax’ method.
As you can see from the photos, this brown patinated bronze bust of Michelangelo’s David is in excellent condition.
More About Michelangelo’s Statue of David
This statue is recognised as one of the true masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. It is of a male nude representing the biblical hero David. It was originally commissioned as one of a series of statues to be positioned along the roofline of the east end of Florence Cathedral, but instead was placed in the public square outside the Palazzo della Signoria, the seat of civic government in Florence. It was unveiled on 8th September 1504.
The statue came to represent the defense of civil liberties embodied by the Republic of Florence, a small but magnificently wealthy state which felt itself threatened on all sides by more powerful states and by the dominance of the Medici Family.
It was moved to the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence in 1873 with a replica being placed in the original location later on.
Additional Information About The ‘Lost Wax’ Method of Bronze Bust Manufacturing
Widely used by the majority of civilizations around the world, bronze busts have been created by this approach since the very earliest times.
The method uses a wax version of the item to be cast, which is covered in plaster or clay to create a mold. The wax is heated and emptied once the mold is dry. If a hollow bronze bust is required then the wax model is made around a heat proof center. Molten bronze is put into the mold and left to dry. Once the metal has cooled off completely, the mold is broken open to reveal the bronze bust inside.
More Information and Viewing Arrangements
In relation to bronze busts of this standard it is normally preferable to view them in person. Still we know that this is not always feasible.
You are welcome to email us or call us using the contact details shown above with any considerations you might have about this delightful brown patinated bronze bust of Michelangelo’s David. We would also be pleased to setup a viewing of this and our numerous other bronze statues and bronze busts 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 busts you are interested in.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking into fantastic quality bronze bust which needs careful packing and shipping to its final destination - your residence or other site. We can pack and ship bronze busts to nearly any locale globally, but we request that you be sure to call or email for a shipping quote prior to making a purchase so that we can talk over your requirements.
We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not happy with this item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for this bronze bust, unless we have wrongly explained it in some material way and you do not get what you were expecting. 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 30 x Width 21 x Depth 18
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot x Width 8 inches x Depth 7 inches
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: 07530
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.