LABRADOR PORTRAIT 1 SCULPTURE
Life-sized Labrador Portrait 1 sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Labrador Portrait statue and labrador garden ornament.
This edition has ended.
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Which material to choose?
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: 38 W: 23 D: 23 centimeters
Imperial – H: 15 W: 9 D: 9 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Labrador Portrait 1 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: 0
Bronze Resin Edition: 3
The inspiration behind the sculpture
This Labrador portrait was a great honour to be asked to do – it was of a very special boy called Scooby, now sadly deceased.
He had a wonderful life and a fantastic home and I was struck by his owners’ stories of his wonderfully loyal and loving nature.
This sculpture led to 4 further labrador portrait commissions within as many years!
How it was made
I sculpted Scooby using a large number of photographs sent from his owner. They kindly showed me what they loved about their handsome boy, and took some measurements for me. After that, with his owners, I decided which pose would suit Scooby best, then proceeded to model him in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Scooby 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.
This is an older sculpture and we have no recorded feedback for it.
Delivery & returns
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 labrador 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.