PLAYING LABRADOR SCULPTURE
Mantlepiece-sized bronze Playing Labrador sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze Sitting Labrador statue and labrador garden ornament. 10% of the proceeds from this sculpture support ‘The Dogs Trust’ animal charity.
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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: 30 W: 35 D: 14 centimeters
Imperial – H: 12 W: 14 D: 6 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Playing Labrador 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
Rolo was five years old when I met him and in great shape. Its actually quite rare for me to be commissioned to do a younger dog, so it was a lovely opportunity to rely less on old photos and draw on mine a lot more for the sculpture.
Rolo had a lot of energy and I loved seeing the energy in his body as he walked around with us during the sitting. He was such a handsome dog that I was very happy that the bronze turned out so beautifully.
How it was made
I visited Rolo 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 Rolo in wax.
Once I’d sculpted Rolo 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.
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.
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.