Life Size Roman Armoured Cavalry Officer on Horseback
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This large and impressive piece is an ornately decorated life size bronze sculpture of a heavily armored Roman Cavalry officer mounted on horseback.
It would certainly not be an exaggeration to describe this life size bronze sculpture as “impressive”. Quite apart from its sheer size, the subject matter would always demand a second look, even at a smaller scale. Dressed to impress, the Roman Cavalry officer depicted in this piece is wearing armour that is decorated in high relief including symbols depicting angelic maidens as well as a wide range of phoenixes, goblins, wolfs, winged horses and, of course, eagles.
Perhaps the most impressive feature of the warrior’s uniform is the cavalry parade helmet which has an eagle and feathered crest. Such details are nice but it is the overall impact of this work being of such an impressive size that is the real show stopper here. This life size bronze statue of a Roman Officer really does stop you in your tracks when you encounter it for the first time.
We are delighted to be able to offer this bronze sculpture for sale in really superb condition. It is a major piece of work and you should be sure to check out the photographs to satisfy yourself as to its condition. You are cordially invited to visit our London showroom and view the piece for yourself.
More Information and To View
When it comes to considering major bronze statues of this size and quality it is always preferable to view them in person if you are able to do so. However we appreciate that this is not always possible so you are welcome to contact us using the contact details shown above with any questions you might have about this large bronze 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 statues you are referring to.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are looking at a very large and impressive bronze statue which requires careful specialised packing and shipping to its final destination - your home or other premises. We can pack and ship this bronze Roman Officer statue 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 large bronze 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 216 x Width 270 x Depth 100
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 feet, 1 inch x Width 8 feet, 10 inches x Depth 3 feet, 3 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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Our reference: 08263