LABRADOR PORTRAIT 2 SCULPTURE
Tabletop-sized bronze Labrador Portrait 2 sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Labrador Portrait statue and labrador garden ornament.
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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: 40 W: 24 D: 30 centimeters
Imperial – H: 16 W: 9 D: 12 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Labrador Portrait 2 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: 50
Bronze Resin Edition: 50
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Labrador Portrait 2 sculpture was modelled on a beautiful lab who’d sadly passed away prior to the commission.
Prince was commissioned in 2016 and I worked from his owner’s favourite photographs. He was a very handsome boy, and it was a challenge to capture his spirit and manner, but I really enjoyed sculpting him.
How it was made
I sculpted Prince using 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 Prince best, then proceeded to model him in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Prince 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.
“Thank you so much, you have captured him beautifully.”
“Sorry for the delay in thanking you for the fabulous labrador head. It is just right. I want to give it earlier than my husband’s birthday but I will hold fire for as long as possible! It is lovely.”
“My lab is Sooty, I searched many images and clearly prince had a soul mate.”
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 portrait 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.