‘SEAL AND CUB’ SCULPTURE
The Seal and Cub was inspired by childhood trips to Scotland, where I saw these beautiful creatures on quiet beaches there, nursing their young. I always loved the relationship between the mother seal and her cub, and there are few things cuter than a baby seal! The sculpture was later used as a trophy by the Young Environmentalist of the Year Award, which promoted awareness of conservation and environmental protection in young people.
The elegant ‘Seal and Cub’ bronze statue bears the artist’s signature and unique edition number. The casting of the bronze seal sculpture has been personally approved by Tanya and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
10% of the proceeds from this bronze wildlife sculpture support the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’ animal charity.
FREE DELIVERY to the United States and the United Kingdom.
Dimensions & Sizing
Ideal size for tabletops and mantelpieces
Metric – H: 16 W: 24 D: 10 centimeters
Imperial – H: 6 W: 9 D: 4 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
Foundry Bronze Edition: Open
Bronze Resin Edition: Open
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.
This elegant bronze seal statue is sculpted by artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for bettering the lives of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the seal statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.
The Seal and Cub is an open edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze Seal and Cub sculpture from a mould.
This statue is presented on an integrated base, made of Bronze Resin or Foundry Bronze depending on which material you choose. It can be additionally mounted on a wood, slate or granite base if requested.
How The Sculpture Was Made
The bronze seal 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 portrait statue in clay.
Once the figure was sculptured, 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 Labrador portrait and support it during the casting process.
Delivery & Returns
The delivery costs of your sculpture 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.
“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 a bronze statue
Commission A Bespoke Wildlife Sculpture
Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.