‘AFFECTION’, SITTING LABRADOR SCULPTURE
“This labrador sculpture was modelled on Jake, who lives on a beautiful farm but was a little sad when I met him. He’d recently lost his companion dog and his family was understandably still quite upset.
Jake was a cuddly dog who loved to sit between his owner’s legs looking up at them and asking for strokes. Originally he was going to be a portrait, but having seen how sculptural he was when he held that pose. We all decided that was how he needed to be sculpted.”
This bronze labrador statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the ‘Affection’ Sitting Labrador sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 30 W: 18 D: 17 centimeters
Imperial – H: 12 W: 7 D: 7 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: 25
Bronze Resin Edition: 25
Which Material to Choose
Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.
Foundry Bronze – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.
Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings
Suitable for indoor display as a labrador ornament or bronze labrador gift.
This sculpture is not mounted on a base in the Bronze Resin material, and comes mounted on a black granite base in the Foundry Bronze metal material. If you would like this statue to be mounted on an alternative stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.
This windowsill-sized labrador statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is the UK’s pre-eminent dog sculptor. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the ‘Affection’ Sitting Labrador statue will go to the ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.
The ‘Affection’ Sitting Labrador is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original wax labrador sculpture, taken from a mould. Your bronze dog sculpture can be cast in Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze metal depending on which material you prefer.
How The Sculpture Was Made
I visited Jake and took lots of photographs of him in a variety of poses. I watched his expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way he behaved at home with his family. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Jake in wax.
Once I’d sculpted Jake a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
Delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.
International delivery is available.
If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures. Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you. If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you.
Sculpture that is broken in transit to you may be returned, and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you, at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you, or offer you a refund.
“Thank you so much for sending on the sculpture of the black Labrador. It arrived safely and I know my husband will be delighted.”
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my dog commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.