LION AND DOVE SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Lion and Dove sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Lion and Dove statue and lion and dove garden ornament.
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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: 32 W: 38 D: 23 centimetres
Imperial – H: 13 W: 15 D: 9 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Lion and Dove 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
The inspiration behind the sculpture
The Lion and Dove sculpture was commissioned as an auction bid, at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home 150th Gala Ball Auction, in order to raise money for the Home. I enjoy the symbiosis of the powerful lion and the fragile dove.
The intention was to convey the dynamism of flight and the leap of the lion. Lions are such impressive creatures, and one day I hope to sculpt a larger lion as a garden sculpture.
How it was made
In this case, I researched lots of source material, working from lots of photographs of lions and doves in a variety of poses and modelling it in clay. The Lion and Dove sculpture was modelled in clay, over a steel and aluminium armature for support.
Once I’d sculpted the crane statue 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
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 wildlife sculpture
If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, or your own lion and dove statue, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.