LABRADOR PORTRAIT 4 SCULPTURE
“The Labrador Portrait 4 was modelled on Tess, a wonderful older girl who lived with two other companions and a beautiful flock of guinea fowl! Tess had a habit of sometimes tipping her head slightly when she was watching you attentively, which made for a gorgeous pose. I sculptured her as she had looked at a slightly younger age, to give the look the energy her family captured in all her photos.”
This bronze labrador statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Labrador Portrait 4 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: 33 W: 27 D: 30 centimeters
Imperial – H: 13 W: 11 D: 12 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 or outdoor display as a labrador ornament or bronze labrador gift.
This sculpture has an integrated bronze base. If you would like this statue to be mounted on an alternative stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote. If you intend to mount the labrador outside in your garden, tell me, as I can disccuss providing appropriate fixings with you.
This table-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 Labrador Portrait 4 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 Portrait 4 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
The Labrador portrait sculpture was sculpted using photographs of Tess, the model for the original piece. Tanya decided on which pose would suit her best and proceeded to create the Labrador statue in clay.
Once the figure was sculpted, a rubber mould was taken, with keys placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. After, a shell of fibreglass was applied to protect the bronze Labrador portrait and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
The delivery costs of your bronze labrador portrait are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options. e.g. collection, express delivery for bulky sculptures etc.
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. If a sculpture is broken in transit, it 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, 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.”
Maintenance & Security
Take a look at our information pages for detailed guidance on:
Maintaining your sculpture – how to clean your bronze Labrador statue
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.