LABRADOR LOOKING UP SCULPTURE

“George the labrador was a gorgeous old boy who sadly passed away a few weeks before I completed the commission. He is now memorialised in foundry bronze in his home, and will likely outlast us all.
I enjoyed doing George very much as his owner had taken a large number of pictures of him throughout his life. Sifting through them I was able to enjoy his love of his family, and when I sculpted him I tried to capture George in his prime.”

This bronze labrador statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Labrador Looking Up 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.

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Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –  H: 80 W: 75 D: 50 centimeters

Imperial –  H: 31 W: 30 D: 20 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)

Edition

Foundry Bronze Edition:  25

Bronze Resin Edition:  25

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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.

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Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings

Suitable for outdoor display as a labrador garden ornament or labrador memorial statue.

If requested this statue can be provided with screw-in threaded rods, which allow you to bolt it onto, or glue it into, hard surfaces. Alternatively, if requested, we can provide fixed (for bronze metal only) or screw-in security rings, which will allow you to lock the sculpture to a buried security chain.

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This patient lifesized 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 Labrador Looking Up 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 Labrador Looking Up is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original clay 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 George 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 Toby in clay.

Once I’d sculpted Toby 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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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.

Client Testimonials

“Thank you so much for today. Kim says it’s her best present ever and absolutely loves it. I think I will be milking this one for years to come!”

Terry, (Buyer)

“It was fantastic to arrive back from holiday and find the sculpture had arrived and completely lives up to expectation.  Many thanks for the safe delivery.”

Robin, (Owner)

“We got back to the Barn for the first time this afternoon so only unwrapped our dog a few hours ago. He has pride of place in the front hall – looking up expectantly as anyone comes in the door! We are delighted with him and he arrived in perfect condition.”

Nigel, (Buyer)

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Bespoke Dog Sculptures

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.