Life-sized bronze ‘French Bulldog Lifting Paw’ sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze French Bulldog statue and french bulldog garden ornament.

10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.


  • Bronze Resin
  • Foundry Bronze
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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.


Metric – H: 44 W: 41 D: 25 centimeters

Imperial – H: 17 W: 16 D: 10 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.

The beautiful bronze French Bulldog sculpture is a casting of an original sculpture. It is hand cast by a British foundry or resin caster and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This is an original foundry or resin casting of the sculptor’s work that she has personally approved.

This casting is a perfect recreation of the original sculpture and bears the artist’s signature and its own unique edition number.

Foundry Bronze Edition:  25

Bronze Resin Edition:  25

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The inspiration behind the sculpture

This French Bulldog sculpture was modelled on Mae, a beautiful and bouncy dog, whose age seemed no impediment for her sitting for me.

Mae was a joyful soul, who passed away not long after she was commissioned. I hope I’ve captured a little piece of her lively companionship for her family to remember her by. 

How it was made

I visited Mae and took lots of photographs of her in a variety of poses. I watched her expressions and mannerisms, and heard about the way she behaved at home with her family. After that, with her owners, I decided which pose would suit her best, then proceeded to model Mae in clay.

Once I’d sculpted Mae 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.

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Client testimonials

[I] “was thrilled to see Mae centre stage.  She would have loved all the attention and admiring looks that her model received.  It is such a wonderful reminder of a lovely dog, as were all of our seven frenchies.”

Susan (Owner).

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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.

Commissioning a bespoke dog sculpture

If you would like to commission a made-to-order dog sculpture, or your own bronze french bulldog statue, 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.

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