Stunning Life Size Bronze Sculpture of Boy on a Garden Bench 20thC
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This delightful life-size bronze garden statue is of a boy sitting and casually reading at one end of a garden bench and dates from the last quarter of the 20th century.
This bronze garden statue is of unique quality and has been executed with exquisite workmanship. Using both verdigris (green) and dark brown patinated solid bronze, the bench has fine detailing and intricate texturing to represent the wooden beams of the garden bench. It is incredibly lifelike and is sure to create a talking point in your garden.
The bench has enough space for someone to sit beside the boy and as such also provides a very functional purpose whilst also being extremely playful in design. Being cast from solid bronze it is also very sturdy.
It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photographs in our gallery. Please take a few moments to look at these to confirm this for yourself and also to take in just how life-like and unusual this bronze garden statue is.
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Viewing This Bronze Garden Statue In Person
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
This is a beautiful object that needs skilled packing and transport to ensure it arrives at your desired destination in pristine condition. We can send this bronze garden statue to almost any location globally and we will be happy to attend to the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for the shipping price first, before paying for this bronze garden statue so we can fulfill your shipping specifications. We deliver free of charge to any mainland UK location.
If you are not delighted with the piece, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping charges for this bronze garden statue, unless we have wrongly detailed the object in some crucial way and you do not get the article as explained. You need to return the article in its original packaging and condition.
You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the transporting of this bronze garden statue.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 97 x Width 155 x Depth 61
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 0 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).
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: 09255
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