SEATED LABRADOR SCULPTURE
Life-sized bronze Seated Labrador sculpture by Tanya Russell MRBS – a bronze seated labrador statue and labrador 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: 83 W: 66 D: 47 centimetres
Imperial – H: 33 W: 26 D: 19 inches
(Height / Width / Depth)
As this sculpture is handmade the bronze colour may vary.
The beautiful bronze Seated 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
The life-sized Seated Labrador sculpture is based on Harris, who was nearing the end of his life when I was approached for the commission. It was a shame not to have met him – he was clearly a very lovely dog. I enjoyed the alert pose chosen by the owners, with his handsome bearing and his soft eyes. It’s always sad sculpting a dog under these circumstances, and they’re all too common. But I hope Harris’ family will enjoy his memory, through all the photos they have of him, and through his memorial sculpture too.
How it was made
I wasn’t able to visit Harris before he passed, but I was sent plenty of photos of him in a variety of poses. With his owners, I decided which pose would suit him best, then proceeded to model Harris in clay.
Once I’d sculpted Harris 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.
“He’s great, thank you.”
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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 great dane 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.