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Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C

Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
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  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
  • Stunning Life Size Bronze Statue of Gentleman Reading the Newspaper Late 20th C | Ref. no. 09878e | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09878e
Price: £3,900.00
This is a stunning life-size solid bronze statue in the form of a seated gentleman reading the newspaper, from the last quarter of...

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This is a stunning life-size solid bronze statue in the form of a seated gentleman reading the newspaper, from the last quarter of the 20th century.

This remarkable bronze statue features a sophisticated gentleman dressed in an elegant suit, reading attentively the newspaper and ready to join you on your bench. 

He is depicted with his face gently turned down on the newspaper which he is keeping wide open with both arms and hands. His eyes are focused on gathering the news, and he in cross-legs position.

This high-quality hot cast solid bronze jardiniere was produced using the traditional "lost wax" process, otherwise known as the "cire perdue" method. 

 
This beautiful sculpture would make a fabulous display, indoors or outdoors in a garden. Without a doubt, it will attract lots of attention wherever placed.



Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 127 x Width 60 x Depth 69

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches

Our reference: 09878e

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Lost Wax Method - sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.

In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

 

Art Deco or Deco,
is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.

It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favored by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style...[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material...[and] the requirements of mass production".

During its heyday Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 127 x Width 60 x Depth 69

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 feet, 3 inches

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